spermicide

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sper·mi·cide

 (spûr′mĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent that kills spermatozoa, especially one used as a contraceptive. Also called spermatocide.

sper′mi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

spermicide

(ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Pharmacology) any drug or other agent that kills spermatozoa
ˌspermiˈcidal adj

sper•mi•cide

(ˈspɜr məˌsaɪd)

n.
a sperm-killing agent, esp. a commercial birth-control preparation, usu. a cream or jelly.
[1925–30]
sper`mi•cid′al, adj.
sper`mi•cid′al•ly, adv.

spermicide

a substance or preparation used for killing sperm, used in contraception. — spermicidal, adj.
See also: Birth
a substance or preparation used for killing sperm, used in contraception. — spermicidal, adj.
See also: Killing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spermicide - a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa
Translations

spermicide

[ˈspɜːmɪsaɪd] Nespermicida m

spermicide

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spermicide

nSpermizid nt

spermicide

[ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd] nspermicida m

spermicide

n espermicida m
References in periodicals archive ?
1 with its VCF vaginal contraceptive film, which uses a dissolving strip to deliver its spermicidal ingredients.
We created a four-category measure of most effective method used during the relationship: hormonal methods (the pill, implant, injectable or contraceptive ring), condoms, other (IUD, withdrawal, rhythm, vaginal sponge, foam, jelly, cream, suppositories, diaphragm, contraceptive film or some other method) or no method.
The vast majority of respondents indicated that they were familiar with the pill and condom as birth control methods (94% and 91% respectively) while fewer were familiar with most other commonly used methods (40-64%) and fewer still indicated familiarity with less common methods such as contraceptive film (4%) (Fig.