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an·ti·mi·cro·bi·al

 (ăn′tē-mī-krō′bē-əl, ăn′tī-) also an·ti·mi·cro·bic (-bĭk)
adj.
Capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms: antimicrobial drugs.

an′ti·mi·cro′bial n.

antimicrobial

(ˌæntɪmaɪˈkrəʊbɪəl)
adj
(Microbiology) capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microbes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antimicrobial - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry diseaseantimicrobial - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry disease
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
cetrimide - a cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant
sodium hypochlorite - an unstable salt (NaOCl) used as a bleaching agent and disinfectant
Adj.1.antimicrobial - capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganismsantimicrobial - capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganisms
healthful - conducive to good health of body or mind; "a healthful climate"; "a healthful environment"; "healthful nutrition"; "healthful sleep"; "Dickens's relatively healthful exuberance"
Translations

antimicrobial

adj & n antimicrobiano
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If bacteria in the slurry that contained ant solution grew less than the control group, which meant that an antimicrobial agent was at work.
If bacteria in a slurry that contained ant solution grew less than the control group, that meant that an antimicrobial agent was at work.
Piperacillin/tazobactam was the most common antimicrobial agent prescribed for CAP, UTIs, wound infection, and aspiration pneumonia.
and Eastman Kodak Company are collaborating to bring Kodak's antimicrobial agent to the high performance and medical textile markets.
The lowest resistance to an individual antimicrobial agent seen in isolates from either category was in cattle, of which 56% were resistant to Imipenem.
Antimicrobial resistance is the resistance of a micro-organism to an antimicrobial agent to which it was previously sensitive.
aeruginosa is inherently resistant to certain antimicrobial agents by three different mechanisms including decreased permeability of the outer cell membrane preventing the agent from getting into the cell, the use of mechanical efflux pumps which actively pump the antimicrobial agent out of the cell and the production of enzymes that degrade the antimicrobial agent destroying its activity.
Awareness of the undesirable consequences of its widespread occurrence has led to the initiation of antimicrobial agent resistance monitoring programs in several countries.
The mat has a non-toxic, antimicrobial agent added to the adhesive which helps to prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew on the mat, reducing the chance of contamination.
About 76 percent of a commonly used antimicrobial agent exits sewage-treatment plants as a component of the sludge that's often used as a farm fertilizer, according to the first study to track the chemical through a typical plant.
CX uses Safeguard, an antimicrobial agent that is applied to each plank during the proprietary co-extrusion process.