bacteriostatic etymology

English word bacteriostatic comes from English -static, English bacterio- ((microbiology) bacteria.)

Detailed word origin of bacteriostatic

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-static English (eng) Used in adjectives relating to nouns with the suffix -stasis.
bacterio- English (eng) (microbiology) bacteria.
bacteriostatic English (eng) Of or relating to bacteriostasis or a bacteriostat; inhibiting the growth of bacteria without destroying them.

Words with the same origin as bacteriostatic

Descendants of -static
anastatic anastatically angiostatic biostatic carcinostatic cryostatic cytostatic cytostatically fungistatic haemostatic hemostatic thermostatic
Descendants of bacterio-
bacterioagglutinin bacteriocecidium bacteriochlorophyll bacteriocin bacteriocyte bacteriogenic bacteriogenous bacteriohopanepolyol bacteriological bacteriologist bacteriology bacteriolysis bacteriome bacterioopsin bacteriophagy bacteriophobe bacteriophytochrome bacterioplankton bacteriorhodopsin bacterioscopy bacteriostat bacteriotherapeutic bacteriotherapy bacteriotoxin