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Bacteriostatic

Definition
adjective
Of, or pertaining to, a substance (or condition) that inhibit or prevent further growth of bacteria.
Supplement
Word origin: ” G.bakterion, little staff + Gk -statés, equiv. to sta- (s. of histánai to make stand; see stand) + -tés agent n. suffix.
Related forms: bacteriostat (noun).
Compare: bactericidal.

See also: bacteriostat.


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