oligodynamic

adjective
oli·go·dy·nam·ic | \-dī-ˈnam-ik \

Medical Definition of oligodynamic 

1 : active in very small quantities an oligodynamic germicide

2a : produced by minute quantities oligodynamic action of silver in disinfecting water

b : of or relating to the action of such quantities

3 : of, relating to, or being produced by the specific activity of an oligodynamic substance oligodynamic effects of metals on bacterial growth

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