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bacteriostasis

[bak-teer-ee-uh-stey-sis] /bækˌtɪər i əˈsteɪ sɪs/
noun
1.
the prevention of the further growth of bacteria.
Origin of bacteriostasis
1910-1915
First recorded in 1910-15; bacterio- + stasis
Related forms
bacteriostatic
[bak-teer-ee-uh-stat-ik] /bækˌtɪər i əˈstæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
bacteriostatically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for bacteriostasis

bacteriostasis

/bækˌtɪərɪəʊˈsteɪsɪs; -ˈstæsɪs/
noun (pl) -stases (-ˈsteɪsiːz; -ˈstæsiːz)
1.
inhibition of the growth and reproduction of bacteria, esp by the action of a chemical agent
Derived Forms
bacteriostatic (bækˌtɪərɪəʊˈstætɪk) adjective
bacteriostatically, adverb
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