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bacteriostasis

[ bak-teer-ee-uh-stey-sis ]
/ bækˌtɪər i əˈsteɪ sɪs /
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noun
the prevention of the further growth of bacteria.
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Origin of bacteriostasis

First recorded in 1910–15; bacterio- + stasis

OTHER WORDS FROM bacteriostasis

bac·te·ri·o·stat·ic [bak-teer-ee-uh-stat-ik], /bækˌtɪər i əˈstæt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bacteriostasis

bacteriostasis
/ (bækˌtɪərɪəʊˈsteɪsɪs, -ˈstæsɪs) /

noun plural -stases (-ˈsteɪsiːz, -ˈstæsiːz)
inhibition of the growth and reproduction of bacteria, esp by the action of a chemical agent

Derived forms of bacteriostasis

bacteriostatic (bækˌtɪərɪəʊˈstætɪk), adjectivebacteriostatically, adverb
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