bacteriostat

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​stat | \ bak-ˈtir-ē-ō-ˌstat How to pronounce bacteriostat (audio) \

Definition of bacteriostat

: an agent that causes bacteriostasis

Other Words from bacteriostat

bacteriostatic \ bak-​ˌtir-​ē-​ō-​ˈsta-​tik How to pronounce bacteriostatic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of bacteriostat

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Bacteriostat.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacteriostatic. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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bacteriostat

noun
bac·​te·​ri·​o·​stat | \ -ˈtir-ē-ō-ˌstat How to pronounce bacteriostat (audio) \
variants: also bacteriostatic \ -​ˌtir-​ē-​ō-​ˈstat-​ik How to pronounce bacteriostatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of bacteriostat

: an agent that causes bacteriostasis

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