phy·​ton·​cide ˈfī-ˌtän-ˌsīd How to pronounce phytoncide (audio)
: any of various bactericidal substances obtained from plants (as onion and garlic)
phytoncidal adjective

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“Phytoncide.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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