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It operates simply by its germicidal effect upon the microbe.

Note: The brandy is germicidal and aids in the digestion of the egg yolks.

It is also accounted for by the germicidal properties of the blood serum.

Is it due to unsuitable environmental conditions or attributable to the germicidal influence of the milk?

The cause of this suspended development is attributed to the germicidal properties inherent to the milk.

The germicidal action of light-rays and of some of the invisible rays which ordinarily accompany the luminous rays is well proved.

Normal carbonates tend to reduce the velocity of the germicidal action and bicarbonates to increase it.

The effect of ammonia on the germicidal action of a solution of chlorine gas is shown in the Table IV.

Light exerts a marked photo-chemical effect on the germicidal velocity of chlorine and hypochlorites.

Rabs experimented with various hypochlorites but was unable to find any appreciable differences in their germicidal action.

WORD ORIGIN

1880, from germ + -cide.

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