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septicidal

adjective sep·ti·ci·dal \ˌsep-tə-ˈsī-dəl\

Definition of SEPTICIDAL

:  dehiscent longitudinally along a septum <a septicidal fruit>

Origin of SEPTICIDAL

New Latin septum + Latin -cidere to cut, from caedere
First Known Use: 1819

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