bacteriostatic agent


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bacteriostatic agent

[‚bak¦tir·ē·ō¦stad·ik ′ā·jənt]
(microbiology)
A substance that inhibits the growth of bacteria.
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Microorganisms inhibited by a bacteriostatic agent or exposed to an insufficient concentration of a bactericidal agent remain alive and, ipso facto, retain the potential to become resistant or promulgate any resistance selected by the exposure to the antimicrobial agent.
The agreement goes on to acknowledge DuPont Powder Coatings as the preferred supplier of powder coatings that incorporate the AgION(TM) Antimicrobial Compound, an advanced silver-based bacteriostatic agent.
to incorporate the AgION(TM) Antimicrobial Compound, an advanced silver-based bacteriostatic agent, into the manufacturing of its food packaging products, specifically their Ultra Zap(R) Soaker, absorbent pads.