spermicide etymology

English word spermicide comes from English -cide (Killer. Killing.), English sperm

Detailed word origin of spermicide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-cide English (eng) Killer. Killing.
sperm English (eng) (intransitive, slang, vulgar) To ejaculate.. (transitive, slang, vulgar) To ejaculate on or into. (chemistry) Sperm oil; whale oil from a sperm whale; spermaceti.. (uncountable) Semen; the generative substance of male animals.. The reproductive cell or gamete of the male; a spermatozoon.
spermicide English (eng) A substance used for killing sperm.

Words with the same origin as spermicide

Descendants of -cide
amicicide computercide culturecide deicidal febricide felicide feticide fungicide gendercide geocide gonocide herbicide infanticide insecticide larvicidal licecide lupicide mosquitocide nematicide neonaticide parenticide vaccicide vermicidal vulpicide