HyperDic: bactericide

English > 2 senses of the word bactericide:
NOUNsubstancebactericide, bacteriacideany chemical agent that destroys bacteria
artifactbactericide, antibacterial, antibacterial drugany drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
English > bactericide: 2 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningAny chemical agent that destroys bacteria.
Synonymbacteriacide
Broaderchemical, chemical substanceMaterial produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
Spanishbactericida, bactericidas
Adjectivesbactericidalpreventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms
English > bactericide: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAny drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth.
Synonymsantibacterial, antibacterial drug
NarrowerNeosporintrade name for a topical drug containing several antibacterials
antibiotic, antibiotic drugA chemical substance derivable from a mold or bacterium that can kill microorganisms and cure bacterial infections
azithromycin, ZithromaxA systemic antibacterial medicine (trade name Zithromax) that is prescribed to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body
dapsoneantibacterial drug used to treat leprosy and some kinds of skin diseases
dicloxacillin, Dynapenantibacterial (trade name Dynapen) used to treat staphylococcal infections that are resistant to penicillin
gentian violet, crystal violetA green crystal (violet in water) used as a dye or stain or bactericide or fungicide or anthelmintic or burn treatment
hexachloropheneantibacterial substance that is a water-soluble powder used in antiseptic soaps and toothpaste
isoniazid, INH, Nydrazidantibacterial drug (trade name Nydrazid) used to treat tuberculosis
methenamine, Mandelamine, Urexantibacterial agent (trade names Mandelamine and Urex) that is contained in many products that are used to treat urinary / urinary infections
nalidixic acid, NegGramantibacterial agent used especially to treat genitourinary infections
nitrofurantoin, MacrodantinDerivative of nitrofuran used as an antibacterial medicine (trade name Macrodantin) effective against a broad range of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria
rifampin, Rifadin, RimactaneAn antibacterial drug (trade names Rifadin and Rimactane) used to treat tuberculosis
sulfa drug, sulfa, sulpha, sulfonamideantibacterial consisting of any of several synthetic organic compounds capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria that require PABA
tetracycline, AchromycinAn antibiotic (trade name Achromycin) derived from microorganisms of the genus Streptomyces and used broadly to treat infections
Broadermedicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug(medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
Spanishantibacteriano, antibiótico, bactericida
Catalanantibacterià, antibiòtic, bactericida
Adjectivesbactericidalpreventing infection by inhibiting the growth or action of microorganisms

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