Definition of antimicrobial
: destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms and especially pathogenic microorganisms
Recent Examples of antimicrobial from the Web
Durable, easy-to-clean paints, antimicrobial stain-resistant rugs and more mean that a beautiful home and a furry pet are no longer incompatible.
No other animal’s blood has such powerful antimicrobial properties, and scientists still aren’t able to reproduce it in a lab.
Its mission includes tackling antimicrobial resistance, confronting the growing problems of obesity and diabetes, and reducing maternal and infant mortality during childbirth.
A soap made from natural ingredients, or one that opts against animal testing, or one with antimicrobial properties.
This new technology could have far-reaching applications, including fingerprint-resistant phone screens, car coatings, antimicrobial catheters and stain-resistant fabrics, Dr. Bhushan said.
The Taxi of Tomorrow looks like an appliance, gets 25 mpg and features antimicrobial nonstick upholstery that resembles leather.
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First Known Use of antimicrobial
Medical Definition of antimicrobial
: an antimicrobial substance
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