viricide

[vahy-ruh-sahyd]

Origin of viricide

First recorded in 1945–50; vir(us) + -i- + -cide
Related formsvi·ri·cid·al, adjective
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viricide in Medicine

viricide

[vīrĭ-sīd′]
n.
  1. An agent that inhibits or destroys viruses.
Related formsvi′ri•cidal (-sīdl) adj.
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