Definition

Antimicrobial agent

Antimicrobial agent means any chemical or biologic agent that either destroys or inhibits the growth of microorganisms.

Category: Microbiology
Share it:  Cite

More from this Section

  • Locus
    Locus in genetics, the site on a chromosome occupied by a gene, operon, mutation, etc.; ...
  • Koch’s postulates
    Koch’s postulates guidelines to prove that a disease is caused by a specific microorganism. ...
  • Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine
    Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccine; an attenuated strain of Mycobacterium bovis used ...
  • Anticodon
    Anticodon is a sequence of three nucleotides complementary to a co-don triplet in mRNA. ...
  • Plasmolysis
    Plasmolysis is the shrinkage of cell contents as a result of the withdrawal of water by ...