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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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(Biology) a substance that destroys viruses
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(ˈvaɪ rəˌsaɪd)

an agent for destroying viruses.
vi`ru•cid′al, adj.
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Noun1.viricide - an agent (physical or chemical) that inactivates or destroys viruses
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
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