virucidal
adjective Etymology: New Latin, virus + English -cide Date: 1925 having the capacity to or tending to destroy or inactivate viruses <
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virucidal activity
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virucide noun

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  • virucidal — adj. killing viruses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • virucidal — vi·ru·ci·dal …   English syllables

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