[ an-tee-in-fek-tiv, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti ɪnˈfɛk tɪv, ˌæn taɪ- /
of or relating to a substance used in the treatment of an infection.
any such substance, as bacitracin.
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OTHER WORDS FROM anti-infectivean·ti-in·fec·tive·ness, noun
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Medical definitions for anti-infective
[ ăn′tē-ĭn-fĕk′tĭv, ăn′tī- ]
Capable of preventing or counteracting infection.
An anti-infective agent or drug.
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