Definition of Antibacterial

1. Noun. Any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth.




2. Adjective. Destroying bacteria or inhibiting their growth.
Partainyms: Bacterial

Definition of Antibacterial

1. a. Inimical to bacteria; -- applied esp. to serum for protection against bacterial diseases.

Definition of Antibacterial

1. Adjective. Killing or inhibiting bacteria ¹

2. Noun. (pharmacology) A drug having the effect of killing or inhibiting bacteria. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antibacterial

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Antibacterial

1. A substance that destroys bacteria or suppresses their growth or reproduction. (18 Nov 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Antibacterial

antiauthoritarian
antiauthoritarianism
antiauthoritarians
antiauthority
antiautolysin
antiautomobile
antiautomorphism
antiautomorphisms
antiauxin
antiauxins
antiavian
antiavoidance
antibacchius
antibachii
antibacklash
antibacterial (current term)
antibacterial drug
antibacterial ointment
antibacterial soap
antibacterially
antibacterials
antiballistic
antiballistic missile
antiban
antibanking
antibarbari
antibarbarus
antibaryon
antibaryonic
antibaryons

Literary usage of Antibacterial

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"(6) Natural Immunity, or Resistance This may be either antibacterial or ... antibacterial Resistance An antibacterial resistance may depend upon (1) the ..."

2. A Text Book of General Bacteriology by Eugene Franklin McCampbell, William Dodge Frost (1910)
"antibacterial Substances. — These properties are manifested by the ability of the blood ... If an antibacterial serum, be it bactericidal or bacteriolytic, ..."

3. Infection, Immunity and Serum Therapy: In Relation to the Infectious by Howard Taylor Ricketts (1908)
"C. THE antibacterial AND THE ANTITOXIC NATURE OF NATURAL IMMUNITY. In a previous page it has been stated that natural immunity may be either antibacterial ..."

4. Microbiology: A Text-book of Microörganisms, General and Applied by Charles E. Marshall (1921)
"He explains natural antibacterial immunity as an increased power of phagocytosis for the invading microorganism by the leucocytes. ..."

5. A Practical Text-book of Infection, Immunity, and Specific Therapy: With by John Albert Kolmer (1915)
"ACQUIRED ACTIVE (antibacterial) IMMUNITY 1. Immunize a rabbit with typhoid bacilli as described in the chapter on Active Immunization. 2. ..."

6. Vaccine and Serum Therapy: A Presentation of Salient Points Relating to by Lederle Laboratories (1914)
"antibacterial Serums SERUMS VS. VACCINES: Immune sera are fluids containing antibodies already formed, and are injected into the circulation to supply ..."

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