Glossary of Medical Terms

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A chemical stuff produced by a microorganism which has the ability, in dilute solutions, to inhibit the growth of or to kill another microorganisms. Antibiotics that are sufficiently nontoxic to the host are used as chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of infectious illness of man, animals and plants. Origin: Gr. Bios = life
optotypes   opuntia   opv   oquassa   or   ora   Orabase   orabassu   (1)
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