antimicrobic


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.antimicrobic - an agent (as heat or radiation or a chemical) that destroys microorganisms that might carry diseaseantimicrobic - 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.antimicrobic - capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microorganismsantimicrobic - 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"
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Jones, "The fourth-generation cephalosporins: antimicrobial activity and spectrum definitions using cefpirome as an example," Antimicrobic Newsletter, vol.
Accordingly, the antimicrobic effect of terpinen4-ol maybe due to perturbation of the lipidic fraction of microorganism plasmic membrane, resulting in alterations of membrane properties.
Drugs most frequently implicated in the alteration of the intestinal microbiota are antimicrobic agents.
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