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bacterioscopic | bacterioscopist | bacterioscopy | bacteriostasis | bacteriostat | bacteriostatic | bacterise | bacterium | bacterize | bacteroid | bacteroidaceae

bacteriostatic

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Adjective
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bac=te=ri=o=stat=ic

CIDE DICTIONARY

bacteriostaticadj. 
  •  of or pertaining to bacteriostasis or a bacteriostat.  [WordNet 1.5]
  •  causing bacteriostasis; -- said of chemical substances, such as certain antibacterial agents.  [PJC]
    " 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{4} die. The rates of death of bacteria exposed to antibacterial agents{4} are, however, dependent on the concentration of the agent{4}, and form a continuum with some antibacterial agents{4} 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]

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