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antimicrobial

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adjective an·ti·mi·cro·bi·al \ˌan-ti-mī-ˈkrō-bē-əl\

Definition of antimicrobial

  1. :  destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms and especially pathogenic microorganisms

antimicrobial noun


1891

First Known Use of antimicrobial

1891


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