[ bahy-uh-sahyd ]
/ ˈbaɪ əˌsaɪd /
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any chemical that destroys life by poisoning, especially a pesticide, herbicide, or fungicide.
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OTHER WORDS FROM biocidebi·o·cid·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for biocide
/ (ˈbaɪəˌsaɪd) /
a chemical, such as a pesticide, capable of killing living organisms
Derived forms of biocidebiocidal, adjective
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Scientific definitions for biocide
[ bī′ə-sīd′ ]
A chemical agent, such as a pesticide or herbicide, that is capable of destroying living organisms.
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