[ an-tee-mahy-kroh-bee-uh l, an-tahy‐ ]
/ ˌæn ti maɪˈkroʊ bi əl, ˌæn taɪ‐ /
destructive to or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms.
an antimicrobial agent, as a drug.
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Origin of antimicrobial
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“Oil is antimicrobial and gets into the tissues of the mouth to inhibit bacterial growth,” says Caldecott.
/ (ˌæntɪmaɪˈkrəʊbɪəl) /
capable of destroying or inhibiting the growth of disease-causing microbes
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[ ăn′tē-mī-krō′bē-əl, ăn′tī- ]
Tending to destroy microbes, prevent their development, or inhibit their pathogenic action.
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