[ vahy-ruh-sahyd ]
/ ˈvaɪ rəˌsaɪd /
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We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
OTHER WORDS FROM viricidevi·ri·cid·al, adjective
Words nearby viricide
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Medical definitions for viricide
[ vī′rĭ-sīd′ ]
An agent that inhibits or destroys viruses.
Other words from viricidevi′ri•cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.
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