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bacteriostatic

 [bak-te″re-o-stat´ik]
arresting the growth or multiplication of bacteria; also, an agent that so acts.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bac·te·ri·o·stat·ic

(bak-tēr'ē-ō-stat'ik),
Inhibiting or retarding the multiplication of bacteria.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bacteriostatic

adjective Referring to inhibition of bacterial growth and/or reproduction.
 
noun An agent which inhibits bacterial growth and/or reproduction.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

bacteriostatic

Biology adjective Referring to inhibition of bacterial growth and/or reproduction noun An agent that inhibits bacterial growth and/or reproduction. Cf Bactericidal.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bac·te·ri·o·stat·ic

(bak-tēr'ē-ō-stat'ik)
Inhibiting or retarding the growth of bacteria.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bacteriostatic

Able to restrain or control the multiplication of bacteria, without actually killing them. When a bacteriostatic effect is achieved organisms are more susceptible to destruction by the immune system.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

bacteristatic

or

bacteriostatic

capable of inhibiting the growth of BACTERIA, but not of killing them. Compare BACTERICIDAL.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

bacteriostatic 

A term describing substances such as sulfonamides and tetracycline which inhibit the growth and propagation of bacteria, but do not actually destroy bacteria. See antibiotic.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

bac·te·ri·o·stat·ic

(bak-tēr'ē-ō-stat'ik)
Inhibiting or retarding the multiplication of bacteria.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012