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 (vī′rĭ-sīd′) also vi·ru·cide (vī′rə-)
A substance or agent that inactivates viruses.

vi′ri·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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(ˌvaɪrɪˈsaɪdəl) or


(Biology) of or relating to viricides; destroying viruses
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Adj.1.viricidal - tending to destroy viruses
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