nocuous


noc·u·ous

adjective \ˈnä-kyə-wəs\

Definition of NOCUOUS

:  harmful
noc·u·ous·ly adverb

Examples of NOCUOUS

  1. <hand washing is one of the easiest ways to help prevent the spread of nocuous germs>

Origin of NOCUOUS

Latin nocuus, from nocēre to harm — more at noxious
First Known Use: 1635

noc·u·ous

adjective \ˈnäk-yə-wəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NOCUOUS

: likely to cause injury <a nocuous stimulus>

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