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microbicide

[ mahy-kroh-buh-sahyd ]
/ maɪˈkroʊ bəˌsaɪd /
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noun

a substance or preparation for killing microbes.

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Origin of microbicide

First recorded in 1880–85; microbe + -i- + -cide

OTHER WORDS FROM microbicide

mi·cro·bi·cid·al, adjective
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Medical definitions for microbicide

microbicide
[ mī-krōbĭ-sīd′ ]

n.

An agent destructive to microorganisms.

Other words from microbicide

mi•cro′bi•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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