viricide

[ vahy-ruh-sahyd ]
/ ˈvaɪ rəˌsaɪd /

noun


Nearby words

  1. virgo cluster,
  2. virgo intacta,
  3. virgoan,
  4. virgulate,
  5. virgule,
  6. virid,
  7. viridescent,
  8. viridian,
  9. viridity,
  10. virile

Origin of viricide

First recorded in 1945–50; vir(us) + -i- + -cide

Related formsvi·ri·cid·al, adjective

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Medicine definitions for viricide

viricide

[ vīrĭ-sīd′ ]

n.

An agent that inhibits or destroys viruses.
Related formsvi′ri•cidal (-sīdl) adj.


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