antimicrobial

antimicrobial
adjective Date: circa 1910 destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms and especially pathogenic microorganisms • antimicrobial noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • antimicrobial — [an΄tīmī krō′bē əl, an΄tēmī krō′bē əl, an΄timī krō′bē əl] adj. able to inhibit or control microbes n. an antimicrobial substance or drug * * * an·ti·mi·cro·bi·al (ăn tē mī krōʹbē əl, ăn tī ) also an·ti·mi·cro·bic ( bĭk) adj. Capable of destroying …   Universalium

  • antimicrobial — [an΄tīmī krō′bē əl, an΄tēmī krō′bē əl, an΄timī krō′bē əl] adj. able to inhibit or control microbes n. an antimicrobial substance or drug …   English World dictionary

  • Antimicrobial — An antimicrobial is a substance that kills or inhibits the growth of microbes such as bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Antimicrobial drugs either kill microbes (microbicidal) or prevent the growth of microbes (microbistatic).The history of… …   Wikipedia

  • Antimicrobial — A drug used to treat a microbial infection. Antimicrobial is a general term that refers to a group of drugs that includes antibiotics, antifungals, antiprotozoals, and antivirals. * * * Tending to destroy microbes, to prevent their multiplication …   Medical dictionary

  • antimicrobial — adjective active against microbes. noun an antimicrobial substance …   English new terms dictionary

  • antimicrobial — /æntimaɪˈkroʊbiəl/ (say anteemuy krohbeeuhl) adjective 1. designed to combat microbes. –noun 2. an antimicrobial drug or other substance …   Australian English dictionary

  • antimicrobial — antimikrobinė medžiaga statusas Aprobuotas sritis augalų apsauga apibrėžtis Natūrali, pusiau sintetinė arba sintetinė medžiaga, pasižyminti antimikrobiniu aktyvumu (naikina mikroorganizmus arba stabdo jų augimą). Antimikrobinės medžiagos apima… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • antimicrobial — 1. adjective a) tending to destroy or capable of destroying microbes b) inhibiting the growth of microbes See Also: antimicrobic 2. noun an agent that destroys microbes, inhibits their growth, or prevents or counteracts their pathogenic action …   Wiktionary

  • antimicrobial — adj. kills microbes; kills germs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • antimicrobial — an·ti·mi·cro·bi·al …   English syllables

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