Definitions for biocideˈbaɪ əˌsaɪd

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  1. biocide(Noun)

    Any substance that can destroy living organisms


  1. Biocide

    A biocide is a chemical substance or microorganism which can deter, render harmless, or exert a controlling effect on any harmful organism by chemical or biological means. Biocides are commonly used in medicine, agriculture, forestry, and industry. Biocidal substances and products are also employed as anti-fouling agents or disinfectants under other circumstances: chlorine, for example, is used as a short-life biocide in industrial water treatment but as a disinfectant in swimming pools. Many biocides are synthetic, but a class of natural biocides, derived from, e.g., bacteria and plants, includes Brassica oleracea, Brassica oleracea gemmifera, and Clostridium botulinum bacteria. A biocide can be: ⁕A pesticide: this includes fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, algicides, molluscicides, miticides and rodenticides. ⁕An antimicrobial: this includes germicides, antibiotics, antibacterials, antivirals, antifungals, antiprotozoals and antiparasites. See also spermicide. Biocide can also refer to the destruction of life, a form of omnicide that affects every living thing, not just humans; one who wishes that everything in the entire world, or universe, face extinction, is labeled a 'Biocidist', or having 'biocidal' ideologies.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of biocide in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of biocide in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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