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antimycobacterial

adjective an·ti·my·co·bac·te·ri·al \ -ˌmī-kō-bak-ˈtir-ē-əl \
variants: also anti-mycobacterial

medical Definition of antimycobacterial

: acting, used, or effective against mycobacteria
  • antimycobacterial activity
  • Interest in vitamin D declined with the development of specific antimycobacterial drugs, but in recent years further evidence has accumulated that this vitamin influences immunity to tuberculosis.
  • —Richard BellamyThe Lancet19 Feb. 2000

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