antiinfective

antiinfective

 [an″te-in-fek´tiv]
1. capable of killing infectious agents or of preventing them from spreading.
2. a substance that counteracts infection; see also antimicrobial agent.

antiinfective

/an·ti·in·fec·tive/ (-in-fek´tiv) counteracting infection, or an agent that does this.

antiinfective

[-infek′tiv]
Etymology: Gk, anti + L, inficere, to stain
1 pertaining to an agent that prevents or treats infection.
2 an antiinfective drug.
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We will work with enterprising local companies to develop and deliver innovative antiinfective surface technologies, which have commercial applications across medical and industrial sectors.