amebicide

noun
ame·​bi·​cide
variants: or amoebicide also amebacide or amoebacide \ ə-​ˈmē-​bə-​ˌsīd How to pronounce amoebacide (audio) \

Medical Definition of amebicide

: a substance used to kill or capable of killing amoebas and especially parasitic amebas

Other Words from amebicide

amebicidal or amoebicidal also amebacidal or amoebacidal \ ə-​ˌmē-​bə-​ˈsīd-​ᵊl How to pronounce amoebacidal (audio) \ adjective

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