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Adjective applied to substances that inhibit the growth of bacteria without necessarily killing them.
Able to inhibit the growth and reproduction of at least some types of bacteria.
- of or relating to or causing bacteriostasis
term used to describe a substance that stops the growth of bacteria (such as an antibiotic)
Slowing or stopping the proliferation of bacteria.
Bacteriostatic: Capable of inhibiting the growth or reproduction of bacteria. Different from bactericidal (capable of killing bacteria outright).
1. <microbiology> Inhibiting the growth or multiplication of bacteria. ... 2. <pharmacology> An agent that inhibits the growth or multiplication of bacteria. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
of or relating to or causing bacteriostasis
(bak-tēr″e-o-stat´ik) inhibiting growth or multiplication of bacteria; see also antibacterial. an agent that so acts.
(from the article `sulfa drug`) Sulfa drugs are bacteriostatic; i.e., they inhibit the growth and multiplication of bacteria but do not kill them. They act by interfering with the ...
1. inhibiting the growth or multiplication of bacteria. 2. an agent that inhibits the growth or multiplication of bacteria.
Type: Term Pronunciation: bak-tēr′ē-ō-stat′ik Definitions: 1. Inhibiting or retarding the multiplication of bacteria.
A substance (e.g. preservative) having the ability to slow down the growth of bacteria.
Inhibits or retards bacterial growth
Capable of inhibiting bacterial growth.
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