Definition of Spermicide

1. Noun. A contraceptive agent that kills spermatozoa.

Definition of Spermicide

1. Noun. A substance used for killing sperm ¹

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Definition of Spermicide

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Medical Definition of Spermicide

1. An agent that is destructive to spermatozoa. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Spermicide

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1. Current Issues in Women's Health: An Fda Consumer Special Report (1993)
"A few manufacturers have added the spermicide (sperm-killing chemical) nonoxynol-9 to ... The spermicide's effectiveness in the condom for this purpose, ..."

2. HIV Infection And AIDS: Surgeon General's Report to the American Public by DIANE Publishing Company (1993)
"The amount of spermicide in a spermicide-lubricated condom is not enough to provide ... Adding spermicide to the inside of a condom does not help. ..."

3. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... inconvenience, and unfamiliar appearance are potential obstacles to widespread acceptance.56 The effect of spermicide use on HIV infection has not been ..."

4. Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services: Put Prevention Into Practice by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Percent of Women Experiencing an Accidental Pregnancy in First Year of Use of Contraceptives Condom Male (without spermicide) Female (Reality) 12.00 21.00 ..."

5. Screening for Infectious Diseases Among Substance Abusers: A Treatment by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Use condoms containing spermicide, particularly those containing nonoxynol-9, to provide some additional protection against STDs. Vaginal use of spermicides ..."

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