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bactericide

[bak-teer-uh-sahyd]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. any substance capable of killing bacteria.
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Origin of bactericide

First recorded in 1880–85; bacteri- + -cide
Related formsbac·te·ri·cid·al, adjectivebac·te·ri·cid·al·ly, adverb
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bactericide

noun
  1. a substance able to destroy bacteria
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Derived Formsbactericidal, adjective
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