from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The inhibition of growth, but not the killing, of bacteria.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun inhibition of the growth of bacteria, without outright killing of the organism.
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- noun biology Phase in which
microbialorganisms are prevented from undergoing further cell growth, without being actually killed.
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- noun inhibition of the growth of bacteria
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