algicide

noun
al·gi·cide | \ˈal-jə-ˌsīd \
variants: or algaecide

Definition of algicide 

: an agent used to kill algae

Other Words from algicide

algicidal \ˌal-jə-ˈsī-dᵊl \ adjective

First Known Use of algicide

1900, in the meaning defined above

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algicide

noun
al·gi·cide
variants: or algaecide \ˈal-jə-ˌsīd \

Medical Definition of algicide 

: an agent used to kill algae

Other Words from algicide

algicidal \ˌal-jə-ˈsīd-ᵊl \ adjective

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