germicide

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n germicide an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n germicide jẽr"mĭ*sīd A germicidal agent.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n germicide That which destroys germs; specifically, a substance capable of killing the germs, microbes, or micro-organisms of certain zymotic diseases, as cholera, or used for that purpose.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Germicide that which destroys germs
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. germe—L. germen, a bud.

Usage

In literature:

They were mongrels, kept spotlessly and germicidally clean, who were unattached and untrained.
"Michael, Brother of Jerry" by Jack London
I had said beforehand I meant to stay in St. Germicide's for two or three days only.
""Speaking of Operations--"" by Irvin S. Cobb
They conceive microbes as immortal until slain by a germicide administered by a duly qualified medical man.
"The Doctor's Dilemma: Preface on Doctors" by George Bernard Shaw
Such being the chemical facts, we must admit that no reliance can be placed in corrosive sublimate soaps as germicide agents.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
In the spore-free condition, the organisms are readily destroyed by ordinary germicides, and by the gastric juice.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The gastric juice of a dog's stomach is a great germicide, but there is a limit.
"The Boston Terrier and All About It" by Edward Axtell
Good thoughts are the only germicide.
"The Girl Wanted" by Nixon Waterman
Salt, it is well known, is both an antiseptic and a germicide.
"Manures and the principles of manuring" by Charles Morton Aikman
I'll get you a germicide at the English apothecary's.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
Formaldehyde is a powerful germicide, but its penetrating vapor restricts its use.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Nothing is known as to the cause of this apparent germicidal action.
"Outlines of Dairy Bacteriology, 8th edition" by H. L. Russell
A =Germicide= is the same; an agent destroying germs.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI)" by Various
Probably its germicidal power accounts for the aseptic character of the air of the Alps, the desert and other places.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
This is most likely because the heat used in cooking such foods is insufficient to produce germicidal results.
"Food Poisoning" by Edwin Oakes Jordan
So we bade Brand farewell and were driven, smoking germicidically, to the railway-station, which we reached just in time to catch the train.
"The White Hecatomb" by William Charles Scully
Its germicidal qualities are well-known and recognized.
"Tobacco Leaves" by W. A. Brennan
The effect of ammonia on the germicidal action of a solution of chlorine gas is shown in the Table IV.
"Chlorination of Water" by Joseph Race
There seems to be no question as to the superior effectiveness of corrosive sublimate as a germicide.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
This immunity is caused by the formation of a germicidal substance in the blood, due to the introduction of the virus.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
Germicidal effect of milk, 22.
"The Book of Cheese" by Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
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In news:

Glass Advantage #41, Ultra Spray Cleaner #42, Daily Restroom Cleaner #43, Neutral Cleaner Plus #46, Neutral Germicidal Cleaner #49 and DFT.
High-frequency sound can kill microscopic pathogens, but the sound waves normally need to travel through a contact medium such as water or gel, limiting the use of ultrasound as a germicide.
The Trane Cataltyic Air Cleaning Systems (TCACS) by Ingersoll Rand blends particle filtration, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, and a photocatalytic oxidation process.
Using proprietary UV technology, the Sanuvox In-Duct Ultraviolet Air Sterilization System is designed to maximize exposure time between the air and the UV germicidal energy.
Oklahoma Hospital Takes Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation to the Next Level.
The system uses a powerful germicidal UV lamp to kill harmful bacteria after every use.
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In science:

The parameters N and M vary among different channels; for example, a germicidal A channel has two binding sites (M = 2) and single-ion occupation dominates (so that N = 1, or perhaps N = 2 to allow for a knock-on effect) [1, 19].
From Brownian Dynamics to Markov Chain: an Ion Channel Example
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