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microbicide

[mahy-kroh-buh-sahyd] /maɪˈkroʊ bəˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
a substance or preparation for killing microbes.
Origin of microbicide
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85; microbe + -i- + -cide
Related forms
microbicidal, adjective
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  • The result is, that you avoid going out at all, and when you are compelled to go, you take a double dose of microbicide.

microbicide in Medicine

microbicide mi·cro·bi·cide (mī-krō'bĭ-sīd')
n.
An agent destructive to microorganisms.


mi·cro'bi·cid'al (-sīd'l) adj.
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