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.

bacteriostat

(bækˈtɪərɪəʊˌstæt)
n
(Microbiology) any substance that arrests the growth or reproduction of bacteria but does not kill them

bac•te•ri•o•stat

(bækˈtɪər i əˌstæt)

n.
a substance or preparation that inhibits the further growth of bacteria.
[1915–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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