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Synonyms for germicide

an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease

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'We have already sent cleaning machines to the cattle market, together with germicide sprays and dewatering pumps to tackle the post-rain situation.
According to the CDC, some commercially available germicides can rapidly kill ordinary vegetative forms of bacteria such as staphylococci and streptococci, but only select brands are effective against more resistant organisms such as Mycobacterium hiberculosis, non-lipid viruses, and most forms of fungi.
When it comes to selecting disinfectants, it is crucial to take into account several aspects, such as timing, disinfection methods, the risks posed by using germicides, and factors affecting their effectiveness [1].
The five subclasses of urinary tract agents are analgesics, antispasmodics, urinary acidifiers, urinary alkalinizers, and urinary germicides. With the exception of the three urinary germicides, anti-infectives are not covered in this column.
It is the first SDU in the marketplace to offer antibacterial surface protection coupled with the only British Standards approved germicide within the unit..
Finally, educators use tea tree oil, a non-toxic broad spectrum germicide, to clean mats and surfaces; the oil has natural solvent properties that makes it a biodegradable cleaning product.
BARO have researched and developed the UV Germicide Irradiation (UVGI) technique, culminating in the design of a range of systems that are effective for use throughout the food hygiene chain and in most food sectors such as Meat, Dairy, Bread, Fresh Cut and Transportation.
* Innate resistance of those microorganisms to the inactivating effects of the germicide
Ethyl alcohol as a germicide. Archives of Surgery, 38, 528-542.
(1997) Colloidal silver, the universal germicide. Nexus; Dec, 39-42.
It is unknown how keyboards and keyboard covers should be disinfected, since there's "just no data" on how frequent germicide use might impact their durability, circuitry, and electronics, he said in a telephone interview following the meeting.
10) If a suspension of living brucellae is spilled and the organism is recognized, the entire laboratory should be immediately evacuated, doors should be shut, and an effective germicide such as 3% phenol or 10% bleach should be applied by a trained person wearing a safety mask, goggles, an impermeable laboratory gown, and gloves (7).
Deodorants prevent odor formation by using a germicide to kill the odor-forming bacteria, usually along with a perfume to provide a pleasant odor.
Called UDDERgold Dry, the vibrant orange teat sealant combines a strong germicide with a polymer barrier coating and is effective sealing the teat for up to seven days after application during which period it cannot be flushed out by leaking milk.
Solvents break down the mold membrane walls so that the germicide can attack and kill the spores.