bacteriostat


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bac·te·ri·o·stat

 (băk-tîr′ē-ə-stăt′)
n.
An agent, such as a chemical or biological material, that inhibits bacterial growth.

bac·te′ri·o·stat′ic adj.
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bacteriostat

(bækˈtɪərɪəʊˌstæt)
n
(Microbiology) any substance that arrests the growth or reproduction of bacteria but does not kill them
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bac•te•ri•o•stat

(bækˈtɪər i əˌstæt)

n.
a substance or preparation that inhibits the further growth of bacteria.
[1915–20]
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Noun1.bacteriostat - a chemical or biological material that inhibits bacterial growthbacteriostat - a chemical or biological material that inhibits bacterial growth
agent - a substance that exerts some force or effect
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DCD is a bacteriostat that inhibits the first stage of the nitrification process, conversion of ammonium ([NH.sub.4.sup.+]) to nitrite (N[O.sub.2.sup.-]), by making the bacteria's enzymes ineffective (Amberger 1989).