[ bahy-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˈbaɪ əˌsaɪd /
any chemical that destroys life by poisoning, especially a pesticide, herbicide, or fungicide.
Related formsbi·o·cid·al, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
British Dictionary definitions for biocidal
/ (ˈbaɪəˌsaɪd) /
a chemical, such as a pesticide, capable of killing living organisms
Derived Formsbiocidal, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for biocidal
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Medicine definitions for biocidal
[ bī′ə-sīd′l ]
Of or relating to an agent that is destructive to living organisms.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Science definitions for biocidal
[ bī′ə-sīd′ ]
A chemical agent, such as a pesticide or herbicide, that is capable of destroying living organisms.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.