septicidal

adjective
sep·​ti·​ci·​dal | \ ˌsep-tə-ˈsī-dᵊl How to pronounce septicidal (audio) \

Definition of septicidal

: dehiscent longitudinally along a septum a septicidal fruit

First Known Use of septicidal

1819, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for septicidal

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

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“Septicidal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/septicidal. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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