Germicide



[jur-muh-sahyd] /ˈdʒɜr məˌsaɪd/

noun
1.
an agent for killing or microorganisms.
/ˈdʒɜːmɪˌsaɪd/
noun
1.
any substance that kills germs or other microorganisms
n.

1880, from germ + -cide.

germicide ger·mi·cide (jûr’mĭ-sīd’)
n.
An agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms; a disinfectant.
ger’mi·cid’al (-sīd’l) adj.

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