bacteriostat

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Related to bacteriostats: bacteriostasis, Bacteriostatic agent, Bacteriostatic antibiotics

bac·te·ri·o·stat

(bak-tēr'ē-ō-stat),
Any agent that inhibits or retards bacterial multiplication.

bacteriostat

(băk-tîr′ē-ə-stăt′)
n.
An agent, such as a chemical or biological material, that inhibits bacterial growth.

bac·te′ri·o·stat′ic adj.

bacteriostat

an agent capable of inhibiting the growth of bacteria.