microbicide

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

Definition of microbicide

: an agent that destroys microbes (such as bacteria)

microbicidal

play \mī-ˌkrō-bə-ˈsī-dᵊl\ adjective

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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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