viricide

[ vahy-ruh-sahyd ]
/ ˈvaɪ rəˌsaɪd /

noun

Origin of viricide

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

Related forms

vi·ri·cid·al, adjective
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Medicine definitions for viricide

viricide

[ vīrĭ-sīd′ ]

n.

An agent that inhibits or destroys viruses.

Related forms

vi′ri•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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