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bacteriostatic

 [bak-te″re-o-stat´ik]
arresting the growth or multiplication of bacteria; also, an agent that so acts.

bac·te·ri·o·stat·ic

(bak-tēr'ē-ō-stat'ik),
Inhibiting or retarding the multiplication of bacteria.

bacteriostatic

adjective Referring to inhibition of bacterial growth and/or reproduction.
 
noun An agent which inhibits bacterial growth and/or reproduction.

bacteriostatic

Biology adjective Referring to inhibition of bacterial growth and/or reproduction noun An agent that inhibits bacterial growth and/or reproduction. Cf Bactericidal.

bac·te·ri·o·stat·ic

(bak-tēr'ē-ō-stat'ik)
Inhibiting or retarding the growth of bacteria.

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.

bacteristatic

or

bacteriostatic

capable of inhibiting the growth of BACTERIA, but not of killing them. Compare BACTERICIDAL.

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.

bac·te·ri·o·stat·ic

(bak-tēr'ē-ō-stat'ik)
Inhibiting or retarding the multiplication of bacteria.
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