septicidal

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adjective sep·ti·ci·dal \ˌsep-tə-ˈsī-dəl\

Definition of septicidal

  1. :  dehiscent longitudinally along a septum <a septicidal fruit>

Origin and Etymology of septicidal

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


First Known Use: 1819


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