bacteriostasis

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bækˈtɪəɹ.ɪəʊˌsteɪ.sɪs/

Etymology[edit]

bacterio- +‎ stasis

Noun[edit]

bacteriostasis (countable and uncountable, plural bacteriostases)

  1. (biology) A phase in which microbial organisms are prevented from undergoing further cell growth, without being actually killed.