sep·​ti·​ci·​dal ˌsep-tə-ˈsī-dᵊl How to pronounce septicidal (audio)
: dehiscent longitudinally along a septum
a septicidal fruit

Word History


New Latin septum + Latin -cidere to cut, from caedere

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of septicidal was in 1812

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Cite this Entry

“Septicidal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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