germicidal


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

germicidal \ger"mi*ci`dal\ (j[~e]r"m[i^]*s[imac]`dal), a. [Germ
   + L. caedere to kill + -al.] (Biol.)
   Destructive to germs; -- applied to any agent which has a
   killing action upon living microorganisms, particularly
   bacteria or viruses, which are the cause of many infectious
   diseases.

   Syn: antiseptic.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
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