Biocidal



any chemical that destroys life by poisoning, especially a pesticide, herbicide, or fungicide.
noun
a chemical, such as a pesticide, capable of killing living organisms
n.
biocide
(bī’ə-sīd’)
A chemical agent, such as a pesticide or herbicide, that is capable of destroying living organisms.

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  • Biocide

    any chemical that destroys life by poisoning, especially a pesticide, herbicide, or fungicide. noun a chemical, such as a pesticide, capable of killing living organisms n. biocide (bī’ə-sīd’) A chemical agent, such as a pesticide or herbicide, that is capable of destroying living organisms.

  • Bioclastic

    adjective (of deposits, esp limestones) derived from shell fragments or similar organic remains



  • Biocoenosis

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  • Biocompatible

    the capability of coexistence with living tissues or organisms without causing harm: Artificial joint adhesives must have biocompatibility with bone and muscle.



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