microbicide

noun
mi·cro·bi·cide | \mī-ˈkrō-bə-ˌsīd \

Definition of microbicide 

: an agent that destroys microbes (such as bacteria)

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microbicidal \mī-ˌkrō-bə-ˈsī-dᵊl \ adjective

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Today, other types of microbicides are being developed such as a vaginal ring that emits a very different anti-HIV drug. Washington Post, "Women’s bacteria thwarted attempt at anti-HIV vaginal gel," 1 June 2017

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First Known Use of microbicide

1887, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microbicide was in 1887

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microbicide

noun
mi·cro·bi·cide | \mī-ˈkrō-bə-ˌsīd \

Medical Definition of microbicide 

: an agent that destroys microbes

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