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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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It is comprised of bactericidally active cationic compounds comprising a benzyl C12-C16 alkyl dimethyl quaternary ammonium cationic compound in its chloride salt form and an alkyl dimethyl hydroxyl ethyl ammonium chloride; bleach; a resoil prevention polymer selected from homo polymer or copolymer, which includes one or more monomers selected from acrylic, sulfonate styrene, maleic anhydride, methacrylic, isobutylene, styrene and ester monomers; and water.
Each of bactericidally active cationic compounds meets at least one of these conditions: (a) in its salt form it has an aqueous solubility of less than 10% w/v in de ionized water at 20[degrees]C.
Lactic acid bacteria bacteriocins are biologically active proteins or protein complexes that act bactericidally.