biocide definition by Webster's New World
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any substance, esp. a bactericide or fungicide, that kills or retards the growth of microorganisms
Origin: bio- plush -cide
biocide definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A chemical agent, such as a pesticide, that is capable of destroying living organisms.
- biˌo·cidˈal adjective
biocide - Science Definition
A chemical agent, such as a pesticide or herbicide, that is capable of destroying living organisms.