bactericidal vs disinfectant what difference

what is difference between bactericidal and disinfectant

English

Alternative forms

bacteriocidal

Etymology

From bacteri(um) +‎ -cidal.

Adjective

bactericidal (not comparable)

  1. That kills bacteria.
  2. Of or pertaining to a bactericide.

Coordinate terms

  • bacteriostatic

Translations

Noun

bactericidal (plural bactericidals)

  1. A bactericide.


English

Etymology

Borrowed from French désinfectant.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪs.ɪnˈfɛktənt/

Adjective

disinfectant (not comparable)

  1. Serving to kill germs or viruses.

Translations

Noun

disinfectant (plural disinfectants)

  1. A substance that kills germs and/or viruses.

Derived terms

  • sunlight is the best disinfectant

See also

  • antiseptic or antibiotic (when used on living organisms)

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