Adjective "bacteriostatic" definition and examples

(Bacteriostatic may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'This chapter contains excellent information on host and microbial factors, bacteriostatic versus bactericidal agents, and indications for combination therapy.'
  2. 'These antibiotics are bacteriostatic against the organism when exposed to a high dosage for a prolonged period of time.'

More definitions

1. the prevention of the further growth of bacteria.

More examples(as adjective)

"performances can be bacteriostatic."

"effects can be bacteriostatic."

Origin

(bacteriostasis)