From bacterio- + -static.
bacteriostatic (comparative more bacteriostatic, superlative most bacteriostatic)
- Of or relating to bacteriostasis or a bacteriostat; inhibiting the growth of bacteria without destroying them.
- 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 438:
- All these compounds were bacteriostatic, affecting the bacterial metabolism and preventing its multiplication in the host, thereby permitting natural body defences to succeed against the invader.
of or relating to bacteriostasis or a bacteriostat