- pertaining to bacteriostasis or a bacteriostat.
Note: Substances, such as antibiotics, which inhibit bacterial growth are usually classified as bacteriostatic or bacteriocidal depending on the rate at which bacteria exposed to the agents die. The rates of death of bacteria exposed to antibacterial agents are, however, dependent on the concentration of the agent, and form a continuum with some antibacterial agents of intermediate type. The penicillins are considered as typical bactericidal agents, and chloramphenicol or the sulfa drugs as typical bacteriostatic agents. In general, inhibitors of cell-wall synthesis will be bactericidal and many inhibitors of protein synthesis are classed as bacteriostatic, but some of the aminoglycosides also kill bacteria rapidly. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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bacteriostatic — adjective see bacteriostat … New Collegiate Dictionary
bacteriostatic — (bak te re o stat ik) Inhibiting the growth and reproduction of bacteria … Dictionary of microbiology
bacteriostatic — Adjective applied to substances that inhibit the growth of bacteria without necessarily killing them … Dictionary of molecular biology
bacteriostatic — See bacteriostat. * * * … Universalium
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bacteriostatic — adj. slows or inhibits the growth of bacteria … English contemporary dictionary