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spermicide

[ spur-muh-sahyd ]
/ ˈspɜr məˌsaɪd /
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noun

a sperm-killing agent, especially a commercial birth-control preparation, usually a cream or jelly.

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Origin of spermicide

First recorded in 1925–30; sperm1 + -i- + -cide
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British Dictionary definitions for spermicide

spermicide
/ (ˈspɜːmɪˌsaɪd) /

noun

any drug or other agent that kills spermatozoa

Derived forms of spermicide

spermicidal, adjective
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Medical definitions for spermicide

spermicide
[ spûrmĭ-sīd′ ]

n.

An agent that kills spermatozoa, especially as a contraceptive.spermatocide

Other words from spermicide

sper′mi•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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Scientific definitions for spermicide

spermicide
[ spûrmĭ-sīd′ ]

An agent that kills spermatozoa, especially one that is used as a contraceptive.
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