antimicrobial

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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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These penicillin-allergic women should (have antimicrobial sensitivity tests per-Formed in conjunction with group B strep screening at 35-37 weeks' gestation.
For patients with typhoid fever, administration of an effective antibiotic should begin as soon as clinical diagnosis is made, without recourse to results of antimicrobial sensitivity tests.

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