What is another word for bactericide?

Pronunciation: [bˈaktəɹˌɪsa͡ɪd] (IPA)

Bactericides are substances or agents that are used to kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria. There are several synonyms for the word bactericide, including antibacterial, bacteriostatic, antibacterial agent, antibacterial drug, bacteriocide, and bacteriolytic. Antibacterials are substances that specifically target bacteria and are used to treat bacterial infections. Bacteriostatic agents, on the other hand, prevent the growth and reproduction of bacteria without necessarily killing them. Antibacterial drugs are chemical compounds that destroy or inhibit the growth of bacteria. Bacteriocides are agents that kill bacteria, but may also have an effect on other types of microorganisms. Finally, bacteriolytic agents destroy the cell wall of a bacterium, leading to its death.

Synonyms for Bactericide:

What are the hypernyms for Bactericide?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Bactericide

If fresh flowers of the plant be steeped for twenty-one days in olive oil whilst exposed to the sunlight, this makes an admirable bactericide; also by simply instilling a few drops two or three times a day into the ear, all pain therein, or discharges therefrom, and consequent deafness, will be effectually cured, as well as any itching eczema of the external ear and its canal.
"Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure"
William Thomas Fernie
The word disinfectant is synonymous with the term bactericide or germicide.
"A Practical Physiology"
Albert F. Blaisdell
Lactic Acid as a bactericide.
James J. Walsh

Related words: bactericide soap, hand soap, disinfectant, antimicrobial, fecal coliforms, soap surface, water resistant

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