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- adj. That kills bacteria.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a bactericide.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Destructive of bacteria.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Destructive to bacteria.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. preventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
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It becomes "bactericidal," produces a bactericidal poison (called an alexin) which is usually present in normal blood, but is greatly increased when large numbers of certain poisonous microbes (_e. g._ those of typhoid fever) get into the blood.
The two antibiotic products tested had some antibacterial effectiveness against the superbug while Staphaseptic had a genuine "bactericidal" effect - meaning it killed the MRSA bacteria and reduced the number by a factor of 1,000.
Many bleaches have strong bactericidal properties, and are used for disinfecting and sterilizing.
It was bactericidal, meaning that it killed organisms outright rather than just slowing down the growth of a bacterial population as some other antibiotics did.
Daptomycin exerts bactericidal activity without lysis of Staphylococcus aureus.
I refuse to be Polly Prissypants, walking around my own home wearing a bactericidal mask, having Howard Hughes-like soups prepared in a sterile dish.
Used in combination therapy with antibiotics to achieve what scientists call "bactericidal synergism," active silver solutions have shown marked activity against proven bacterial-resistant strains including E.coli. salmonella, MRSA, and others.
This plant is widely used in medicine for treating ascariasis and as a bactericidal agent; it is also used in perfume industry.
Honey has a bactericidal effect on the skin and is both healing and moisturizing.
Honey contains both bactericidal and painful retardants.
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