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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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Yet, for all their importance, sterilants constitute only about 1 percent of germicides.
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He said that a campaign has been launched to vaccinate the cattlehead against various diseases in the district under development programme while germicides were also being administered to them.
anthracis in this study because it is dosely related to the anthrax-causing bacillus and is slightly less susceptible to germicides, Dr.
Germicides known to be available in the dental office were isopropyl alcohol and 2% glutaraldehyde.
The exact basis of these recommendations is unknown, although they may have been derived from sstudies on the disinfection of the older types of tonometers [9-12] or from standard in vitro assays that have assessed the susceptibility of bacterial and viral indicator strains to the action of germicides [13,14].
That program, announced in January, includes the use of hospital-grade germicides and disinfectants, flat mopping, microfiber color coding, certified healthcare cleaning technicians, and other tools and techniques to reduce cross-contamination and aid infection control.
Components include the use of hospital-grade germicides and disinfectants and procedures designed to prevent germs and pathogens from being transported from room to room; microfiber cloths and flat mops that have been proven to be more effective for deep-cleaning than conventional loop mop products; color-coding of these cloths and mops to reduce the risk of cross-contamination that can spread disease; and a special floor cleaning procedure that produces cleaner and shinier floors with a more durable finish that reduces maintenance tasks such as stripping and refinishing.
Second, both production and distribution of farm chemicals are greatly affected by natural conditions, especially pesticides and germicides.
Both production and distribution of farm chemicals are affected by natural conditions greatly, especially pesticides and germicides.