Biocide: The willful destruction of life as such, either directly, through overt killing or indirectly, by making of it a mere instrument to the growth of non-living systems.

Source: What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.