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Antimicrobial

Similar term(s): Antimicrobial substance, Antimicrobial product.

Definition:

An antimicrobial is a chemical substance which, at low concentrations, exerts an action against micro-organisms and destroys them or inhibits their growth.

Examples of antimicrobials targeting bacteria include antibiotics that act against infections in humans or animals and biocides such as disinfectants and preservatives.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Antibiotics - Biocide(s) - Micro-organism

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Effects of Biocides on antibiotic resistance:

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Antimikrobieller Stoff
Español: Antimicrobiano
Français: Antimicrobien

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