n. substance that slows or inhibits the growth of bacteria

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Bacteriostat — A bacteriostat is a biological or chemical agent that causes bacteriostasis. It stops bacteria from reproducing, while not necessarily harming them otherwise. Upon removal of the bacteriostat, the bacteria usually start to grow again.… …   Wikipedia

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