algicide

noun

al·​gi·​cide ˈal-jə-ˌsīd How to pronounce algicide (audio)
variants or algaecide
: an agent used to kill algae
algicidal adjective

Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of algicide was in 1900

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“Algicide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/algicide. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

algicide

noun
al·​gi·​cide
variants or algaecide
: an agent used to kill algae
algicidal adjective
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