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Definitions

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  • adj. That inhibits the growth or multiplication of microbiota

Etymologies

micro- +‎ biostatic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The sulphur compounds are dispersed in pickling, though their microbiostatic properties appear to have been unwittingly employed in pickle fermentations (e.g., the Korean kimchi).

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