bacteriostatic

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Etymology[edit]

From bacterio- +‎ -static.

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bacteriostatic (comparative more bacteriostatic, superlative most bacteriostatic)

  1. Of or relating to bacteriostasis or a bacteriostat; inhibiting the growth of bacteria without destroying them.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 438:
      All these compounds were bacteriostatic, affecting the bacterial metabolism and preventing its multiplication in the host, thereby permitting natural body defences to succeed against the invader.

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bactériostatique.

Adjective[edit]

bacteriostatic m or n (feminine singular bacteriostatică, masculine plural bacteriostatici, feminine and neuter plural bacteriostatice)

  1. bacteriostatic

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