- a sperm-killing agent, especially a commercial birth-control preparation, usually a cream or jelly.
Origin of spermicide
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- any drug or other agent that kills spermatozoa
Word Origin and History for spermicide
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- An agent that kills spermatozoa, especially as a contraceptive.spermatocide
- An agent that kills spermatozoa, especially one that is used as a contraceptive.
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