[an-tee-bak-teer-ee-uh l, an-tahy-]
- destructive to or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
Origin of antibacterial
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His parents daub it with anti-bacterial cream, hoping to prevent infection.Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Bordering on Disaster
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Another property which may be possessed by an anti-bacterial (b) Agglutination.
- effective against bacteria
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Word Origin and History for anti-bacterial
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- Destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
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