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antimycobacterial

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

Medical Definition of antimycobacterial

  1. :  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 Bellamy, The Lancet, 19 Feb. 2000


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