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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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Manpower was provided for slum areas to take off the offal and do other janitorial works with germicide spray in all zones of District Central.
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A revolutionary commercial and residential disinfectant that uses Thymol from the herb thyme as its active ingredient has just received the highest safety rating allowed for a germicide by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Tea Tree Oil (INCI-Malaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil) is not recognized by the FDA as a safe and effective antiseptic, fungicide or germicide.
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The cleaner an udder is when it's time to put on the teat cups, the lower the concentration of germicide needed to kill the bacteria that causes mastitis.
Investigators have now unraveled the mechanism by which one such organism resists even the harshest germicide attacks.
CITRACE Hospital Germicide is a solution for pathogenic organisms in clinical settings.
It is unknown how keyboards and keyboard covers should be disinfected, since there are "just no data" on how frequent germicide use might impact their durability, circuitry, and electronics, he said in a telephone interview following the meeting.
Factors in choosing a disinfectant procedure include the type and concentration of the germicide used, duration and temperature of the germicide contact.