bacteriostat(redirected from bacteriostats)
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Related to bacteriostats: bacteriostasis, Bacteriostatic agent, Bacteriostatic antibiotics
An agent, such as a chemical or biological material, that inhibits bacterial growth.
(Microbiology) any substance that arrests the growth or reproduction of bacteria but does not kill them
bac•te•ri•o•stat(bækˈtɪər i əˌstæt)
a substance or preparation that inhibits the further growth of bacteria.