biocide


noun

  1. any chemical that destroys life by poisoning, especially a pesticide, herbicide, or fungicide.

noun

  1. a chemical, such as a pesticide, capable of killing living organisms
n.

“destruction of living tissue or living species,” 1947, from bio- + -cide.

  1. A chemical agent, such as a pesticide or herbicide, that is capable of destroying living organisms.

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