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viricidal

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adjective vi·ri·ci·dal \ˌvī-rə-ˈsī-dəl\

Definition of viricidal

viricide

play \ˈvī-rə-ˌsīd\ noun


Origin and Etymology of viricidal

New Latin virus + English -i- + -cide


First Known Use: 1924


Medical Dictionary

viricidal

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adjective vi·ri·ci·dal \ˌvī-rə-ˈsīd-əl\

Medical Definition of viricidal




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