bactericidal


bactericidal
Causing the death of bacteria. Cf.:bacteriostatic. SYN: bacteriocidal.

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bac·te·ri·cid·al bak-.tir-ə-'sīd-əl also bac·te·ri·o·cid·al -.tir-ē-ə-'sīd- adj destroying bacteria
bac·te·ri·cid·al·ly -əl-ē adv
bac·te·ri·cide -'tir-ə-.sīd n

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adj.
being capable of killing bacteria. Substances with this property include antibiotics, antiseptics, and disinfectants; they are known as bactericides. Compare bacteriostatic.

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bac·te·ri·ci·dal (bak-tēr″ĭ-siґdəl) [bacteri- + L. caedere to kill] destructive to bacteria; cf. antibacterial.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Bactericidal — Bac*te ri*ci dal, a. Destructive of bacteria. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bactericidal — adj germicidal, antiseptic, disinfectant (see under ANTISEPTIC n) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bactericidal — also bacteriocidal adjective Date: 1877 destroying bacteria • bactericide also bacteriocide noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bactericidal — See bactericide. * * * …   Universalium

  • bactericidal — adjective a) That kills bacteria. b) Of or pertaining to a bactericide …   Wiktionary

  • bactericidal — bac·te·ri·cid·al || bæk‚tɪərɪ saɪdl adj. harmful to bacteria, destroys bacteria …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bactericidal — bac·te·ri·cid·al …   English syllables

  • bactericidal — adj. being capable of killing bacteria. Substances with this property include antibiotics, antiseptics, and disinfectants; they are known as bactericides. Compare: bacteriostatic …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • bactericidal — adjective preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms • Syn: ↑disinfectant, ↑germicidal • Similar to: ↑antiseptic • Derivationally related forms: ↑germicide (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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