microbicide

[mahy-kroh-buh-sahyd]

noun

a substance or preparation for killing microbes.

Origin of microbicide

First recorded in 1880–85; microbe + -i- + -cide
Related formsmi·cro·bi·cid·al, adjective
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microbicidal in Medicine

microbicide

[mī-krōbĭ-sīd′]

n.

An agent destructive to microorganisms.
Related formsmi•cro′bi•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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