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bacteriostat

[ bak-teer-ee-uh-stat ]
/ bækˈtɪər i əˌstæt /
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noun
a substance or preparation that inhibits the further growth of bacteria.
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Origin of bacteriostat

First recorded in 1915–20; bacterio- + -stat
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British Dictionary definitions for bacteriostat

bacteriostat
/ (bækˈtɪərɪəʊˌstæt) /

noun
any substance that arrests the growth or reproduction of bacteria but does not kill them
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