capable of inhibiting or retarding the growth and multiplication of bacteria. Erythromycin is bacteriostatic.
Compare: bactericidal

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  • bacteriostatic — BACTERIOSTÁTIC, Ă, bacteriostatici, ce, adj., s.n. (Substanţă) care poate opri dezvoltarea bacteriilor. [pr.: ri o ] – Din fr. bactériostatique. Trimis de paula, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  bacteriostátic adj. (sil. ri o ; mf. sta ) → static… …   Dicționar Român

  • bacteriostatic — acteriostatic adj. 1. of or pertaining to bacteriostasis or a bacteriostat. [WordNet 1.5] 2. causing bacteriostasis; said of chemical substances, such as certain antibacterial agents. [PJC] Note: Substances, such as antibiotics, which inhibit… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bacteriostatic — Inhibiting or retarding the multiplication of bacteria. * * * bac·te·ri·o·stat·ic .tir ē ō stat ik adj causing bacteriostasis <a bacteriostatic agent> bac·te·ri·o·stat·i·cal·ly i k(ə )lē adv * * * adj. capable of inhibiting or retarding the …   Medical dictionary

  • Bacteriostatic agent — Bacteriostatic antibiotics limit the growth of bacteria by interfering with bacterial protein production, DNA replication, or other aspects of bacterial cellular metabolism.Bacteriostatic antibiotics inhibit growth and reproduction of bacteria… …   Wikipedia

  • bacteriostatic agent — bacteriostatic agent. См. бактериостатический агент. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • bacteriostatic — adjective see bacteriostat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bacteriostatic — (bak te re o stat ik) Inhibiting the growth and reproduction of bacteria …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • bacteriostatic — Adjective applied to substances that inhibit the growth of bacteria without necessarily killing them …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • bacteriostatic — See bacteriostat. * * * …   Universalium

  • bacteriostatic — adjective Of or relating to bacteriostasis or a bacteriostat …   Wiktionary

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