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antibacterial (not comparable)
- Killing or inhibiting bacteria.
2013 May-June, Katrina G. Claw, “Rapid Evolution in Eggs and Sperm”, in American Scientist, volume 101, number 3:
- Many genes with reproductive roles also have antibacterial and immune functions, which indicate that the threat of microbial attack on the sperm or egg may be a major influence on rapid evolution during reproduction.
This drug has an antibacterial effect.
- (archaic) Opposing the theory that diseases are caused by bacteria.
killing or inhibiting bacteria
antibacterial (plural antibacterials)
- (pharmacology) A drug having the effect of killing or inhibiting bacteria.
- Many household products contain antibacterials.
antibacterial (plural antibacteriales)