bac·​te·​rio·​fre·​nic | \ bak¦tirēə¦frēnik \

Definition of bacteriofrenic

: checking the development of bacteria

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First Known Use of bacteriofrenic

1951, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bacteriofrenic

bacteri- + Latin frenare to curb, bridle (from frenum bridle) + English -ic

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“Bacteriofrenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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