bacteriostasis


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bac·te·ri·o·sta·sis

 (băk-tîr′ē-ō-stā′sĭs)
n. pl. bac·te·ri·o·sta·ses (-sēz)
The inhibition of growth, but not the killing, of bacteria.

bacteriostasis

(bækˌtɪərɪəʊˈsteɪsɪs; -ˈstæsɪs)
n, pl -stases (-ˈsteɪsiːz; -ˈstæsiːz)
(Microbiology) inhibition of the growth and reproduction of bacteria, esp by the action of a chemical agent
bacteriostatic adj
bacˌterioˈstatically adv

bac•te•ri•o•sta•sis

(bækˌtɪər i əˈsteɪ sɪs)

n.
the prevention of the further growth of bacteria.
[1910–15]
bac•te`ri•o•stat′ic (-ˈstæt ɪk) adj.
bac•te`ri•o•stat′i•cal•ly, adv.

bacteriostasis

the process of preventing the growth or spread of bacteria. — bacteriostat, n.bacteriostatic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bacteriostasis - inhibition of the growth of bacteriabacteriostasis - inhibition of the growth of bacteria
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
Translations

bac·te·ri·o·sta·sis

n. bacteriostasis, condición en la que existe retardo en el crecimiento de bacterias.
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