germicidal


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.germicidal - preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganismsgermicidal - 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"
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Translations

germicidal

[ˌdʒɜːmɪˈsaɪdl] ADJgermicida, microbicida
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germicidal

adjkeimtötend
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germicidal

[ˌdʒɜːmɪˌsaɪdl] adjgermicida
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(HPQ) has tested its latest HP healthcare edition products to be compatible with Clorox healthcare bleach germicidal wipes and designed to support infection prevention protocols.
With rapid, single-cycle, whole-room disinfections, more germicidal power is delivered, more clinical pathogens are killed, and direct, indirect, and shadowed surfaces are disinfected.
Current sources of human exposure to elemental mercury included to fossil fuel emissions, the incineration of medical waste, dental amalgam and various commercial products including skin creams, germicidal soaps, various medications, teething powders, analgesics, diaper treatments, vaccinations, thermometers, barometers, incandescent light, batteries using mercury and the incineration of medical waste.
PolyVisions designed it with enhanced chemical resistance to withstand continuous exposure to germicidal cleaning compounds that destroy the properties of other commonly used thermoplastics.
Features of the Care222 lamp allow customers to obtain 100% light output in less than a second, whereas the conventional germicidal lamp starts at only 50% output and takes several minutes to achieve 100% output.
"It made sense to develop contact lenses with germicidal properties and see whether they attack the amoebae and prevent them from multiplying," he added.
"Our results indicate that far-UVC light is a powerful and inexpensive approach for prevention and reduction of airborne viral infections without the human health hazards inherent with conventional germicidal UVC lamps," the authors write.
"Unfortunately, conventional germicidal UV light is also a human health hazard and can lead to skin cancer and cataracts, which prevents its use in public spaces," said study leader David J.
"Effectiveness of an ultraviolet germicidal irradiation system in enhancing cooling coil energy performance in a hot and humid climate." Energy and Buildings 130:3210-329.
Effective against 50 microorganisms in 4 minutes, PDI Sani-Cloth Bleach Germicidal Disposable Wipes are ideal for disinfecting high risk areas endemic with Clostridium difficile spores and Norovirus.