-cide

combining form
1》 denoting a person or substance that kills: insecticide.
2》 denoting an act of killing: suicide.
Derivatives
-cidal combining form.
-cidally combining form.
Origin
via Fr.; sense 1 from L. -cida; sense 2 from L. -cidium, both from caedere 'kill'.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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