destructive to or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
His parents daub it with anti-bacterial cream, hoping to prevent infection.
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Another property which may be possessed by an anti-bacterial (b) Agglutination.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2 Various
effective against bacteria
also antibacterial, 1875, from anti- + bacterial.
antibacterial an·ti·bac·te·ri·al (ān’tē-bāk-tǐr’ē-əl, ān’tī-)
Destroying or inhibiting the growth of bacteria.
designed to detect, intercept, or destroy missiles: an antiballistic missile. adjective of or relating to defence against ballistic weapons adjective See antiballistic adjective designed to detect, intercept, or shoot down ballistic missiles; also written anti-ballistic
- Anti-basement membrane antibody
anti-basement membrane antibody anti-basement membrane antibody n. Autoantibody to a renal glomerular basement membrane antigen.
any of a large group of chemical substances, as penicillin or streptomycin, produced by various microorganisms and fungi, having the capacity in dilute solutions to inhibit the growth of or to destroy bacteria and other microorganisms, used chiefly in the treatment of infectious diseases. of or involving antibiotics. noun any of various chemical substances, such […]
of or relating to Great Britain or its inhabitants. used especially by natives or inhabitants of Great Britain: In this dictionary, “Brit.” is an abbreviation for “British usage.”. the people native to or inhabiting Great Britain. . the Celtic language of the ancient Britons. Contemporary Examples His beating up of BP has clinched his anti-british […]