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-stat

An agent intended to keep something from changing, flowing, or moving.
[G. statēs, stationary]

-stat

1 suffix meaning a "device for keeping something stationary": catheterostat, hysterostat, ophthalmostat.
2 suffix meaning an "instrument for the regulation of" something specified: hemostat, rheostat, thermostat.
3 suffix meaning an "apparatus for the reflection of, in one direction of" something specified: siderostat.
4 suffix meaning a "device for studying in a state of rest": hydrostat, microstat, orbitostat.
5 suffix meaning an "agent for stopping the growth of": bacteriostat, mycostat, fungistat.

-stat

Suffix denoting an agent intended to keep something from changing or moving.
[G. statēs, stationary]

-stat

[Gr. -statēs, fr, histanai, to stand]
In pharmacology, a suffix designating an enzyme inhibitor.