spermicide

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noun sper·mi·cide \ˈspər-mə-ˌsīd\

Definition of spermicide

  1. :  a preparation or substance (as nonoxynol-9) used to kill sperm

spermicidal

play \ˌspər-mə-ˈsī-dəl\ adjective

1929

First Known Use of spermicide

1929


SPERMICIDE Defined for English Language Learners

spermicide

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noun sper·mi·cide \ˈspər-mə-ˌsīd\

Definition of spermicide for English Language Learners

  • : a substance that is used to kill sperm in order to prevent pregnancy


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spermicide

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noun sper·mi·cide \ˈspər-mə-ˌsīd\

Medical Definition of spermicide

  1. :  a preparation or substance (as nonoxynol-9) used to kill sperm—called also spermatocide


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