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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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