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Meaning of GERMICIDE

Pronunciation:  'jurmi`sId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
 

GERMICIDE is a 9 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: antimicrobial, antimicrobic, disinfectant
 
 See Also: agent, cetrimide, sodium hypochlorite

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ger"mi*cide\ (j[~e]r"m[i^]*s[imac]d), a. [Germ + L.
caedere to kill.] (Biol.)
Destructive to germs; -- applied to any agent which has a
destructive action upon living germs, particularly bacteria,
or bacterial germs, which are considered the cause of many
infectious diseases. -- n. A germicide agent.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Any chemical substance or physical object which is used to kill disease-causing microorganisms, or "germs."
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aborticide, acaricide, anthelmintic, antibiotic, antiseptic, bactericide, bug bomb, carbamate insecticide, chemosterilant, chlorinated hydrocarbon insecticide, contact poison, defoliant, disinfectant, eradicant, fratricide, fumigant, fumigator, fungicide, genocide, herbicide, homicide, infanticide, insect powder, insecticide, matricide, microbicide, miticide, organic chlorine, organic phosphate insecticide, parricide, patricide, pesticide, poison, rat poison, regicide, roach paste, roach powder, rodenticide, sororicide, stomach poison, suicide, systemic, systemic insecticide, toxic, toxicant, toxin, uxoricide, venin, venom, vermicide, virus, weed killer
 

 

 

 

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