[ bak-teer-ee-uh-stat-ik ]
/ bækˌtɪər i əˈstæt ɪk /
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of, relating to, or aiding the prevention of further growth of bacteria:Aloe has a bacteriostatic effect on many groups of microbes, such as diphtheria, streptococcus, dysentery, and typhoid.
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OTHER WORDS FROM bacteriostaticbac·te·ri·o·stat·i·cal·ly, adverb
Words nearby bacteriostatic
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