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An agent that destroys bacteria.

bac·te′ri·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
bac·te′ri·cid′al·ly adv.
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Adj.1.bactericidal - preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganismsbactericidal - preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
antiseptic - thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; "doctors in antiseptic green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"


n. bactericida, exterminador de bacterias.


adj bactericida
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To summarize, manuka honey has been proved in this study as a promising bacteriocidal agents agaisnt NDM-1 producing bacterial species.
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After the 48 hr of incubation of all the test organism it was obserebed that zone og inhibition increased that infer the bacteriostatic and probably bacteriocidal activity when it was observed after 72 hrs of incubation.
IL-12 acts not only as an activator of macrophages in the inflammed tissue, increasing their phagocytic and bacteriocidal activity, but also increases the ability of macrophages to produce IL 12 in a powerful positive feedback loop.
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However, with fermentation of tannin rich plants, their bacteriocidal and bacteriostatic effects on the rumen microbes, and inactivation of their enzymes greatly suppresses fermentation and this could result in decrease of methane production.
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