bacteriostasis


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bac·te·ri·o·sta·sis

(bak-tēr'ē-os'tă-sis),
An arrest or retardation of growth of bacteria.
[bacterio- + G. stasis, a standing still]

bacteriostasis

(băk-tîr′ē-ō-stā′sĭs)
n. pl. bacteriosta·ses (-sēz)
The inhibition of growth, but not the killing, of bacteria.

bacteriostasis

[baktir′ē·os′təsis]
Etymology: Gk, bakterion + Gk, stasis, standing still
a state of suspended growth and/or reproduction of bacteria. Compare bactericide. bacteriostatic, adj.

bacteriostasis

the inhibition of growth in bacteria without killing them. Certain ANTIBIOTICS, for example TETRACYCLINES and SULPHONAMIDES, can have bacteriostatic effects.

bacteriostasis

a state in which the growth or multiplication of bacteria is inhibited without the bacteria being killed.
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