bacteriostasis

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​sta·​sis | \ bak-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈstā-səs \

Definition of bacteriostasis

: inhibition of the growth of bacteria without destruction

First Known Use of bacteriostasis

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bacteriostasis

New Latin

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bacteriostasis

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​sta·​sis | \ bak-ˌtir-ē-ō-ˈstā-səs \
plural bacteriostases\ -​ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of bacteriostasis

: inhibition of the growth of bacteria without destruction

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