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oligodynamic

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

medical Definition of oligodynamic

1 :active in very small quantities
  • an oligodynamic germicide
2 a :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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