biocide "destruction of living tissue or living species," 1947, from BIO- (Cf. bio-) + -CIDE (Cf. -cide).

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  • biocide — noun Date: 1947 a substance (as DDT) that is destructive to many different organisms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • biocide — biocidal, adj. /buy euh suyd /, n. any chemical that destroys life by poisoning, esp. a pesticide, herbicide, or fungicide. [1945 50; BIO + CIDE] * * * …   Universalium

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