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germicide

(jûr`mĭsīd), chemical substance capable of killing many different types of microorganisms; also called disinfectantdisinfectant,
agent that destroys disease-causing microorganisms and their spores. Disinfectants, or germicides, are sometimes considered to be substances applied to inanimate bodies, whereas antiseptics, not so potent, are agents that kill microbes on living things.
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germicide

[′jər·mə‚sīd]
(materials)
An agent that destroys germs.

germicide

any substance that kills germs or other microorganisms
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In response to the highly critical 1990 GAO report, EPA officials decided to conduct efficacy tests on all registered medical germicides, starting with sterilants, the highest classification.
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Additionally, the spraying of germicides at cattle markets is also essential.
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anthracis in this study because it is closely related to the anthrax-causing bacillus and is slightly less susceptible to germicides, Dr.
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CDC recommends that liquid chemical germicides registered by the EPA as "sterilant/disinfectants" be used for high-level disinfection.
That federal team has now developed a laboratory model that explains the microbe's extraordinary ability to shield itself against germicides.