bactericidal vs germicidal what difference

what is difference between bactericidal and germicidal

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

Adjective

germicidal (comparative more germicidal, superlative most germicidal)

  1. that kills pathogenic organisms; disinfectant

Related terms

  • germicide

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