-stat

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-stat

noun combining form

Definition of -STAT

1
:  stabilizing agent or device <thermostat>
2
:  instrument for reflecting (something specified) constantly in one direction <heliostat>
3
:  agent causing inhibition of growth without destruction <bacteriostat>

Origin of -STAT

New Latin -stata, from Greek -statēs one that stops or steadies, from histanai to cause to stand — more at stand

-stat

noun combining form \ˌstat\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of -STAT

: agent causing inhibition of growth without destruction <bacteriostat>

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