Definitions

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  • n. Any substance that is harmful to microorganisms

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Any agent detrimental to, or destructive of, the life of microbes or bacterial organisms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A substance that kills microbes.

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Examples

  • A microbicide is a product used vaginally to prevent infection by

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Advance on AIDS Raises Questions as Well as Joy news in years was released here last week at a world conference on the disease: a vaginal gel, called a microbicide, that can be used without a

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  • A microbicide is a gel or a foam or a cream, vaginally applied for a period of time before and again after intercourse, which can prevent transmission of the virus.

    Democracy Now!

  • Researchers said yesterday that the gel, which is known as a microbicide and contains a prescription drug from US drugmaker Gilead Sciences, can sharply reduce HIV infections in women who use it before and after sex.

    Daily News & Analysis

  • Researchers said on Monday that the gel, which is known as a microbicide and contains a prescription drug from US drugmaker Gilead Sciences, can sharply reduce HIV infections in women who use it before and after sex.

    Mail & Guardian Online

  • "If confirmed, a microbicide will be a powerful option for the prevention revolution and help us to break the trajectory of the AIDS epidemic."

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • VIENNA, 20 July 2010 (PlusNews) - The HIV prevention world is abuzz with excitement following news of the first clinical evidence that a vaginal gel - known as a microbicide - can help to prevent sexual transmission of HIV infection.

    IRIN

  • "If confirmed, a microbicide will be a powerful option for the prevention revolution and help us break the trajectory of the AIDS epidemic."

    IRIN

  • Researchers said on Monday that the gel, which is known as a microbicide and contains a prescription drug from U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences, can sharply reduce HIV infections in women who use it before and after sex.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • VIENNA, Jul 20 (IRIN/PlusNews) - The HIV prevention world is abuzz with excitement following news of the first clinical evidence that a vaginal gel - known as a microbicide - can help to prevent sexual transmission of HIV infection.

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