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bac·te·ri·cide

 (băk-tîr′ĭ-sīd′)
n.
An agent that destroys bacteria.

bac·te′ri·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
bac·te′ri·cid′al·ly adv.

bactericide

(bækˈtɪərɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Microbiology) a substance able to destroy bacteria
bacˌteriˈcidal adj
bacˌteriˈcidally adv

bac•te•ri•cide

(bækˈtɪər əˌsaɪd)

n.
a substance capable of killing bacteria.
[1880–85]
bac•te`ri•cid′al, adj.
bac•te`ri•cid′al•ly, adv.

bactericide

a substance for killing bacteria.
See also: Killing
an agent that destroys bacteria.
See also: Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bactericide - any chemical agent that destroys bacteriabactericide - any chemical agent that destroys bacteria
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
2.bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growthbactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
antibiotic, antibiotic drug - a chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections; "when antibiotics were first discovered they were called wonder drugs"
azithromycin, Zithromax - a systemic antibacterial medicine (trade name Zithromax) that is prescribed to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body
dapsone - antibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases
dicloxacillin, Dynapen - antibacterial (trade name Dynapen) used to treat staphylococcal infections that are resistant to penicillin
hexachlorophene - antibacterial substance that is a water-soluble powder used in antiseptic soaps and toothpaste
INH, isoniazid, Nydrazid - antibacterial drug (trade name Nydrazid) used to treat tuberculosis
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Mandelamine, methenamine, Urex - antibacterial agent (trade names Mandelamine and Urex) that is contained in many products that are used to treat urinary infections
nalidixic acid, NegGram - antibacterial agent used especially to treat genitourinary infections
Neosporin - trade name for a topical drug containing several antibacterials; used as an ointment for skin irritations and in the form of eyedrops for minor eye infections
Macrodantin, nitrofurantoin - derivative of nitrofuran used as an antibacterial medicine (trade name Macrodantin) effective against a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria; used to treat infections of the urinary tract
Rifadin, rifampin, Rimactane - an antibacterial drug (trade names Rifadin and Rimactane) used to treat tuberculosis
sulfa, sulfa drug, sulfonamide, sulpha - antibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA
Achromycin, tetracycline - an antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infections
crystal violet, gentian violet - a green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
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It is however, extensively used in industry especially in electrical and scientific laboratory equipment, and as fungicide, herbicide, insecticide, bacteriocide, disinfectant and antiseptic (Ozuah, 2000).
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