bactericidal

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

bacteriocidal

Etymology[edit]

From bacteri(um) +‎ -cidal.

Adjective[edit]

bactericidal (not comparable)

  1. That kills bacteria.
    • 1901 December 20, H. Watkins-Pitchford, “Rinderpest”, in The Agricultural Journal and Mining Record[1], volume 4, number 21, page 641:
      It would, therefore, have seemed a natural inference that the same agent would exert a similar bactericidal effect when added to other infectious body fluids.
  2. Of or pertaining to a bactericide.

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Noun[edit]

bactericidal (plural bactericidals)

  1. A bactericide.