-cidal


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-cidal

(word root) kill
Examples of words with the root -cidal: suicidal
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The oocysts, after the initial exposure to herbal extracts, were washed clean and reincubated to establish whether any inhibition of sporulation was a true -cidal (lethal) effect rather than a reversible -stasis (growth).
Nitrofurantoin may be either bacterio-static or -cidal in action, depending on the concentration and susceptibility of the infecting organism, and exerts its effects by inhibiting DNA, RNA, protein and cell wall synthesis.