Definition of Germicide

1. Noun. An agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease.

Exact synonyms: Antimicrobial, Antimicrobic, Disinfectant
Generic synonyms: Agent
Specialized synonyms: Cetrimide, Sodium Hypochlorite
Derivative terms: Antimicrobial, Antimicrobic, Disinfect, Disinfectant, Germicidal



Definition of Germicide

1. a. Destructive to germs; -- applied to any agent which has a destructive action upon living germs, particularly bacteria, or bacterial germs, which are considered the cause of many infectious diseases.

Definition of Germicide

1. Noun. an agent that kills pathogenic organisms; a disinfectant ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Germicide

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Germicide

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 Germicide

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

Literary usage of Germicide

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1. Preventive Medicine and Hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau, George Chandler Whipple, John William Trask, Thomas William Salmon (1921)
"The Choice of germicide.— The choice of the germicide depends somewhat on the nature of the substance to be disinfected, as well as upon the resistance of ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Cold was formerly regarded as a powerful germicide ; but now there is a ... Sunlight is nature's great germicide. Within recent years the light given by the ..."

3. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1888)
"Chloroform Water as a germicide.—Professor Salkowski has recently investigated the action of chloroform upon organised ferments ami upon some forms of ..."

4. Short Talks on Personal and Community Health by Louis Lehrfeld (1920)
"Fresh Air—A germicide utilizing every foot of available ground for the growth of ... Fresh Air—A germicide A MONG the various agents employed to combat the ..."

5. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1884)
"Nor need I detain you with a resume of laboratory experiments, which went to show that the spray, as spray, was not germicide. T take these for granted. ..."

6. The Law of Pure Food and Drugs, National and State: With Appendices by William Wheeler Thornton (1912)
"Sulphur Liquid—germicide. A liquid was labeled as follows: "Hancock's Liquid Sulphur, Hancock Liquid Sulphur Company, Baltimore, Md." On the label of the ..."

7. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1883)
"germicide Treatment of Phthisis.—Inhalations are the natural vehicle of pulmonary germicides, and inhalations have been already much resorted to in the ..."

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