bactericide

[ bak-teer-uh-sahyd ]
/ bækˈtɪər əˌsaɪd /

noun Pharmacology.

any substance capable of killing bacteria.

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Origin of bactericide

First recorded in 1880–85; bacteri- + -cide

OTHER WORDS FROM bactericide

bac·te·ri·cid·al, adjectivebac·te·ri·cid·al·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for bactericidal

bactericide
/ (bækˈtɪərɪˌsaɪd) /

noun

a substance able to destroy bacteria

Derived forms of bactericide

bactericidal, adjective
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