spermicide


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sper·mi·cide

 (spûr′mĭ-sīd′)
n.
A substance or agent that kills spermatozoa, especially one used as a contraceptive. Also called spermatocide.

sper′mi·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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spermicide

(ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd)
n
(Pharmacology) any drug or other agent that kills spermatozoa
ˌspermiˈcidal adj
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sper•mi•cide

(ˈspɜr məˌsaɪd)

n.
a sperm-killing agent, esp. a commercial birth-control preparation, usu. a cream or jelly.
[1925–30]
sper`mi•cid′al, adj.
sper`mi•cid′al•ly, adv.
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spermicide

a substance or preparation used for killing sperm, used in contraception. — spermicidal, adj.
See also: Birth
a substance or preparation used for killing sperm, used in contraception. — spermicidal, adj.
See also: Killing
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Noun1.spermicide - a contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa
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Translations

spermicide

[ˈspɜːmɪsaɪd] Nespermicida m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

spermicide

[ˈspɜːrmɪsaɪd] nspermicide msperm whale ncachalot m
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spermicide

nSpermizid nt
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spermicide

[ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd] nspermicida m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

spermicide

n espermicida m
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References in periodicals archive ?
"I found out about the coil but to make it 100% I had to have spermicide cream.
Spermicide offers low protection from pregnancy on its own.
Spermicide-coated condoms have fallen out of favor because the spermicide shortens the shelf life of the condom, as well as can cause mucosal irritation.
Helen left the surgery with a little rubber bowl in a little plastic case and a large tube of spermicide. Hellish fiddly, all that faffing around with case and cream.
There are several reasons for failure of contraception, including inappropriate use (for example, not inserting a diaphragm the right way or not using enough spermicide); failure to continue use of the method (for example, forgetting to take your birth control pills or not using a condom every time you have sex); and failure of the contraceptive method itself.
The use of a spermicide is essential with these methods to ensure their effectiveness.
Officials for the Boulder, Colo.-based company say Sir Richard's Condoms exceed FDA requirements are of the highest quality, 100% natural latex, vegan-friendly and with lubricant that is free of glycerin, spermicide and parabens.
Among the barrier methods explained in the FDA guide are several available without a prescription -- male and female condoms, the sponge with spermicide, and spermicide alone.
It is helpful if the instructor can show students examples of the more easily obtained birth control methods, including male condom, female condom, birth control pill case, sponge, and spermicide. Other optional materials include a water-based lubricant to show students while discussing how oil-based lubricants make latex condoms fail and one condom to hand out per student, if appropriate.
Hence this study showed that the protein isolated from the roots of Achyranthes aspera possess spermicidal activity in vitro and can act as a spermicide similar to that of nonoxynold 9.