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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.


(Biology) a substance that destroys viruses


(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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For the management of this problem, twenty seven tomato varieties/lines were screened for the source of resistance against tomato leaf curl virus disease (TLCVD) in field trial because no viricide was available to combat the viral diseases and insect vectors had developed resistance against the insecticides.
The remaining extracellular phages are killed by the addition of a viricide, and the protected intracellular phages are subsequently detected as clear areas or plaques in a lawn of rapidly growing indicator mycobacteria.