noun Pharmacology.

any substance capable of killing bacteria.

Origin of bactericide

First recorded in 1880–85; bacteri- + -cide
Related formsbac·te·ri·cid·al, adjectivebac·te·ri·cid·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bactericide

Contemporary Examples of bactericide

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

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    Are Water Filters B.S.?

    Michael Schulson

    August 19, 2014

Historical Examples of bactericide

  • Ink as a bactericide is less known, but worth consideration.


    Axel Munthe

British Dictionary definitions for bactericide



a substance able to destroy bacteria
Derived Formsbactericidal, adjective
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