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Definition of Biocidal
1. biocide [adj] - See also: biocide
Medical Definition of Biocidal
1. Destructive of life; particularly pertaining to microorganisms. Origin: bio-+ L. Caedo, to kill (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Biocidal
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Transferring Technologies for the Hardwood Industry: Wetwood Detection by Christopher W. Murdoch, Gary W. Holland, Sun J. Chang (1994)
"These so-called "resistant" species are a potential source of new biocidal compounds that could be developed commercially. Possible tree species of interest ..."
2. Essentials for Animal Research: A Primer for Research Personnel by B. Taylor Bennett (1996)
"Alcohols cannot be used for instruments that have plastic or cemented parts. The chlorine compounds exert their biocidal action by oxidization. ..."
3. Tuberculosis Resource Guide by P. Heinsohn (1996)
"The biocidal properties of ultraviolet light is reported in the literature. ... biocidal efficacy is a function of relative humidity; a sharp decrease in ..."
4. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"High Moderate Low Number Percent agents were metals, followed by alcohols, antibiotics, auxin-related compounds, and numerous biocidal agents. ..."