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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Example sentences from the Web for bactericide

  • Sure, water filter makers put a bit of bactericide in their products to tamp down the infestation.

    Are Water Filters B.S.?|Michael Schulson|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
  • Ink as a bactericide is less known, but worth consideration.

    Vagaries|Axel Munthe

British Dictionary definitions for bactericide

bactericide
/ (bækˈtɪərɪˌsaɪd) /

noun

a substance able to destroy bacteria

Derived forms of bactericide

bactericidal, adjective
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Medical definitions for bactericide

bactericide
[ băk-tērĭ-sīd′ ]

n.

An agent that destroys bacteria.

Other words from bactericide

bac•te′ri•cidal null adj.
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