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ger·mi·cide

 (jûr′mĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms; a disinfectant.

ger′mi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

germicide

(ˈdʒɜːmɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Pharmacology) any substance that kills germs or other microorganisms
ˌgermiˈcidal adj

ger•mi•cide

(ˈdʒɜr məˌsaɪd)

n.
an agent for killing germs or microorganisms.
[1875–80]
ger`mi•cid′al, adj.

germicide

any substance for killing germs, especially bacteria. — germicidal, adj.
See also: Health
any substance for killing germs, especially bacteria. — germicidal, adj.
See also: Killing
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.germicide - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry diseasegermicide - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
cetrimide - a cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant
sodium hypochlorite - an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
Translations

germicide

[ˈdʒɜːmɪsaɪd] Ngermicida m

germicide

germicide

[ˈdʒɜːmɪˌsaɪd] ngermicida m

ger·mi·cide

n. bactericida, fungicida.
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