spermicide


sper·mi·cide

noun \ˈspər-mə-ˌsīd\

: a substance that is used to kill sperm in order to prevent pregnancy

Full Definition of SPERMICIDE

:  a preparation or substance (as nonoxynol-9) used to kill sperm
sper·mi·cid·al \ˌspər-mə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

First Known Use of SPERMICIDE

1929

sper·mi·cide

noun \ˈspər-mə-ˌsīd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPERMICIDE

: a preparation or substance (as nonoxynol-9) used to kill sperm—called also spermatocide

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