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the prevention of the further growth of bacteria.
noun (pl) -stases (-ˈsteɪsiːz; -ˈstæsiːz)
inhibition of the growth and reproduction of bacteria, esp by the action of a chemical agent

bacteriostatic bac·te·ri·o·stat·ic (bāk-tēr’ē-ō-stāt’ĭk)
Inhibiting or retarding the growth of bacteria.


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