Definition of biocide
: a substance (such as an algicide or fungicide) that destroys or inhibits the growth or activity of living organisms Sodium azide is an explosive, broad-spectrum biocide with toxicity comparable to sodium cyanide's. — Science News
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A class of biocides known as quaternary ammonium compounds, or quats, is one chemical treatment that temporarily diminishes biofilms and their visible effects.
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