biocide

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“KONTRA Wühlmaustöter”, an old brand of phosphide rat poison manufactured by the company Georg Vogger of Geisenfeld, Upper Bavaria, Germany

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bio- +‎ -cide.

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biocide ‎(countable and uncountable, plural biocides)

  1. Any action or substance that can destroy living organisms.
    • 1991, Thomas Berry; Thomas Clarke; Stephen Dunn and Anne Lonergan, editors, Befriending the Earth: A Theology of Reconciliation between Humans and the Earth, Mystic, Conn.: Twenty-Third Publications, ISBN 978-0-89622-471-1; quoted in Cristina Vanin, “Attaining Harmony with the Earth”, in John C. Haughey, editor, In Search of the Whole: Twelve Essays on Faith and Academic Life, Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2011, ISBN 978-1-58901-781-8, page 184:
      [T]here is the inability of the Christian world to respond in any effective way to the destruction of the planet. [] There is this terrible lack of concern for biocide or geocide. We have no moral principles to deal with them. [] Somehow, when I was quite young, I saw the beginning of biocide and geocide.

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French[edit]

Adjective[edit]

biocide m, f ‎(plural biocides)

  1. biocidal

Noun[edit]

biocide m ‎(plural biocides)

  1. biocide

Italian[edit]

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biocide

  1. feminine plural of biocida