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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