germicide

[ jur-muh-sahyd ]
/ ˈdʒɜr məˌsaɪd /

noun

an agent for killing germs or microorganisms.

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Origin of germicide

First recorded in 1875–80; germ + -i- + -cide

OTHER WORDS FROM germicide

ger·mi·cid·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for germicide

germicide
/ (ˈdʒɜːmɪˌsaɪd) /

noun

any substance that kills germs or other microorganisms

Derived forms of germicide

germicidal, adjective
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Medical definitions for germicide

germicide
[ jûrmĭ-sīd′ ]

n.

An agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms; a disinfectant.

Other words from germicide

ger′mi•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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