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Meaning of GERMICIDE

Pronunciation:  'jurmi`sId

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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."
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