Definition of bactericidal in English:

bactericidal

adjective

  • See bactericide

    • ‘It is also a bactericidal agent among other antimicrobial agents, such as penicillin, sulfa, and tetracycline.’
    • ‘Some antimicrobials are bactericidal whereas others are bacteriostatic.’
    • ‘This chapter contains excellent information on host and microbial factors, bacteriostatic versus bactericidal agents, and indications for combination therapy.’
    • ‘This finding confirmed the mouse experiments, which failed to demonstrate any increase in bactericidal activity when steroids, that are highly protuberculous in the mouse, are given with chemotherapy.’
    • ‘One researcher concludes that alcohols have the most rapid bactericidal and fungicidal activity of all agents used in hand disinfection.’

Pronunciation

bactericidal

/baktɪərɪˈsʌɪd(ə)l/