bacteriostat

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​stat | \bak-ˈtir-ē-ō-ˌstat \

Definition of bacteriostat 

: an agent that causes bacteriostasis

Other Words from bacteriostat

bacteriostatic \bak-​ˌtir-​ē-​ō-​ˈsta-​tik \ adjective

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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bacteriostat

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​stat | \-ˈtir-ē-ō-ˌstat \
variants: also bacteriostatic \-​ˌtir-​ē-​ō-​ˈstat-​ik \

Medical Definition of bacteriostat 

: an agent that causes bacteriostasis

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