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virucidal

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adjective vi·ru·cid·al \ˌvī-rə-ˈsī-dəl\

Definition of virucidal

  1. :  having the capacity to or tending to destroy or inactivate viruses <virucidal agents> <virucidal activity>

virucide

play \ˈvī-rə-ˌsīd\ noun


Origin and Etymology of virucidal

New Latin, virus + English -cide


First Known Use: 1925


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virucidal

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adjective vi·ru·cid·al \ˌvī-rə-ˈsīd-əl\

Medical Definition of virucidal

  1. :  having the capacity to or tending to destroy or inactivate viruses <virucidal activity>




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