-cide, -cides, -cidal

(Latin: a suffix; kill, killer; murder, to cause death, slayer; cutter; “to cut down”)

Don’t confuse this element with the another -cide that means “to cut”; although -cide, “death”, is related to -cise, -cide, “to cut down”.

giganticide (s) (noun)
A giant-killer or the act of killing colossal creatures.
globulicide (s) (noun), globulicides (pl)
Outdated, the killing or the death of blood corpuscles: In the old medical book, Jane read about globulicide being an erythrocidal matter, for example hemolysin.
gonococcide, gonoccocide
The killing of gonococci; the causative agent of gonorrhea.
gregicide (verb), gregicides; gregicided; gregicidig
To slaughter or murder groups of people or other creatures: History around the world is, sadly, replete with examples of ill-informed leaders gregiciding people from a different background or beliefs.
gynecide, gynaecide
The killing of a woman or women.
The killing of intestinal worms.
herbicide, herbicidal
Any chemical agent that is toxic to some or all plants and is used to destroy unwanted vegetation.
The killing of a heretic or heretics.
The murder of a lord or master.
herpecide, herpicide
Killing reptiles.
Killing goats.
Killing leeches.
homicide (s) (noun), homicides (pl)
1. The killing of any human being, whether lawfully or unlawfully; in law there are various types: murder, manslaughter, justifiable homicide, excusable homicide, felonious homicide, etc.
2. One who kills a human being; a man-slayer; in earlier use often a murderer.
3. Anyone who kills another person.
homicidomania (s) (noun), homicidomanias (pl)
Any kind of mental disease where there is an irresistible impulse to commit murder; used now instead of the previously used term of phonomania.
One who kills his guest or host.

Related "death, dead; kill" units: lethal-; mort-; neci-; necro-; phono-; thanato-.