phytoncide

noun
phy·​ton·​cide | \ ˈfī-ˌtän-ˌsīd How to pronounce phytoncide (audio) \

Medical Definition of phytoncide

: any of various bactericidal substances obtained from plants (as onion and garlic)

Other Words from phytoncide

phytoncidal \ ˌfī-​tän-​ˈsīd-​ᵊl How to pronounce phytoncidal (audio) \ adjective

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“Phytoncide.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/phytoncide. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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