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Germicide
an agent that kills germs, especially pathogenic microorganisms
Asepsis
practice to reduce or eliminate contaminants from entering the operative field in surgery
Fungicidal
a substance or preparation, as a spray or dust, used for destroying fungi
Antiseptic
antimicrobial substances that are applied to living tissue/skin to reduce the possibility of infection
Bacterostatis
substance that kills bacteria and, preferably, nothing else
Antmicrobial
a substance that kills or inhibits growth of microbes
Disinfectant
any chemical agent used cheifly on inanimate objects to destroy or inhibit the growth of harmful organisms
Sanitization
to free from dirt, germs, ect., as by cleaning or sterilizing
Static
the destruction of all living microorganisms, as pathogenic or saprophytic bacteria, vegetative forms, and spores
Bacteriostasis
antibiotics inhibit growth and reproduction of bacteria without killing them
Stasis
motionlessness