bactericide

[bak-teer-uh-sahyd]

noun Pharmacology.

any substance capable of killing bacteria.

Nearby words

  1. bacterial capsule,
  2. bacterial endocarditis,
  3. bacterial infection,
  4. bacterial plaque,
  5. bacterial virus,
  6. bacterid,
  7. bacterin,
  8. bacterio-,
  9. bacteriochlorophyll,
  10. bacteriocide

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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British Dictionary definitions for bactericidal

bactericide

noun

a substance able to destroy bacteria
Derived Formsbactericidal, adjective

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