bacteriostasis

noun

bac·​te·​ri·​o·​sta·​sis bak-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈstā-səs How to pronounce bacteriostasis (audio)
: inhibition of the growth of bacteria without destruction

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bacteriostasis was in 1913

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“Bacteriostasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacteriostasis. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

bacteriostasis

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​sta·​sis bak-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈstā-səs How to pronounce bacteriostasis (audio)
plural bacteriostases -ˌsēz How to pronounce bacteriostasis (audio)
: inhibition of the growth of bacteria without destruction
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