January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1356
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A definition for the term "microbicide" is presented. It refers to an agent that kills microbes. The term originated from the Greek word "mikros," meaning small, and the Latin word "cidus," meaning kill. The reference entry is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co. The pronunciation of the term is also provided.


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