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Variant of viricide.
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(ˈvaɪ rəˌsaɪd)

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