Definition of spermicide in English:


Syllabification: sper·mi·cide
Pronunciation: /ˈspərməˌsīd


  • A substance that kills spermatozoa, used as a contraceptive.
    More example sentences
    • Condoms may not be the most suitable method of contraception if either partner has an allergy to latex rubber, plastic or spermicides.
    • They contain a spermicide - a chemical that damages or kills the sperm.
    • Nonhormone chemical contraceptives also include spermicides, which, as their name indicates, deactivate and kill sperm before they can fertilize the egg.



Pronunciation: /ˌspərməˈsīdl/
More example sentences
  • You must use some kind of birth control (such as birth control pills or condoms plus spermicidal foam, or not having any sex).
  • Use of spermicidal jellies and creams increases susceptibility to infection by altering the vaginal flora and increasing the adhesion of Candida organisms.
  • If intercourse occurs more than once during the six hours that the diaphragm must remain in place, additional spermicidal jelly first should be inserted into the vagina.

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