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bacteriostat

[bak-teer-ee-uh-stat] /bækˈtɪər i əˌstæt/
noun
1.
a substance or preparation that inhibits the further growth of bacteria.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20; bacterio- + -stat
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  • Contains bacteriostat and other nonreactive ingredients.
British Dictionary definitions for bacteriostat

bacteriostat

/bækˈtɪərɪəʊˌstæt/
noun
1.
any substance that arrests the growth or reproduction of bacteria but does not kill them
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bacteriostat in Medicine

bacteriostat bac·te·ri·o·stat (bāk-tēr'ē-ə-stāt')
n.
An agent, such as a chemical, that inhibits bacterial growth.

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