biocide

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bi·o·cide

 (bī′ə-sīd′)
n.
A chemical agent, such as a pesticide, that is capable of destroying living organisms.

bi′o·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

biocide

(ˈbaɪəˌsaɪd)
n
(Biology) a chemical, such as a pesticide, capable of killing living organisms
ˌbioˈcidal adj

bi•o•cide

(ˈbaɪ əˌsaɪd)

n.
any chemical that destroys life by poisoning, esp. a pesticide, herbicide, or fungicide.
[1945–50]
bi`o•cid′al, adj.
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