Definition of Germicidal

1. Adjective. Preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms.




Definition of Germicidal

1. a. Germicide.

Definition of Germicidal

1. Adjective. that kills pathogenic organisms; disinfectant ¹

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Definition of Germicidal

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Germicidal

1. An agent that kills pathogenic microorganisms. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Germicidal

germanophilias
germans
germanyl
germanyls
germaphobe
germaphobes
germaphobia
germaphobic
germarium
germband
germbands
germed
germen
germens
germfree
germicidal (current term)
germicide
germicides
germier
germiest
germin
germina
germinabilities
germinability
germinable
germinal
germinal aplasia
germinal area
germinal cell
germinal centre

Literary usage of Germicidal

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1. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"The germicidal Property of Milk.—The so-called germicidal property of milk has been much ... The germicidal action of milk is specific; at most, is feeble, ..."

2. Useful drugs (1921)
"Its germicidal power is approximately four times as great as that of phenol. DOSAGE: 0.05 Cc. or 1 minim. As a disinfectant it may be used in solutions ..."

3. Milk by Paul Gustav Heinemann (1919)
"THE germicidal ACTION OF FRESH COW'S MILK IN the preceding chapter it has been shown that antibodies of various kinds may be transmitted to the milk from ..."

4. The Journal of Infectious Diseases by Infectious Diseases Society of America, John Rockefeller McCormick Memorial Fund, John McCormick Institute for Infectious Diseases (1915)
"THE germicidal EFFECT OF LACTIC ACID IN MILK* PG HEINEMANN {From the Department of Hygiene and Bacteriology, University of Chicago) Reference to the ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"The statement is sometimes found in the literature on sour milk or buttermilk having a germicidal effect on pathogenic bacteria. It has also been intimated ..."

6. Commemoration Volume by American Medical Association (1915)
"The germicidal action of blood serum is not due to phagocytes, ... The germicidal properties of the cell-free serum must be due to its soluble constituents. ..."

7. The Book of Cheese by Charles Thom, Walter Warner Fisk (1918)
"germicidal effect of milk. — Authorities agree that when a bacterial examination of ... 1 Hunziker, OP, germicidal action of milk, NY (Cornell) Exp. Sta. ..."

8. Public Health Papers and Reports by American Public Health Association (1893)
"germicidal VALUE OF STEAM HEAT IN MARITIME SANITATION. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, CHARLESTON, SC, Nov. 3, 1892. To the President and Members of the American ..."

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