- any substance capable of killing bacteria.
Origin of bactericide
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Examples from the Web for bactericidal
There is a vast amount of testimony which proves the bactericidal action of light.Artificial Light
Indeed strong light has a bactericidal action on these forms similar to that with ordinary bacteria.The Nature of Animal Light
E. Newton Harvey
To the bactericidal effect of sunlight is equally to be attributed the absence of bacteria from the High Alps.
Bacterial growth is aided by the venom which blocks the bactericidal power of the blood.
The bactericidal power of blood-serum from both alcohol-drinking and non-drinking persons was determined by some experiments.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why
Martha M. Allen
- a substance able to destroy bacteria
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