Definition of tuberculostatic in English:

tuberculostatic

Pronunciation /t(j)ʊˌbəːkjʊlə(ʊ)ˈstatɪk/ /tʃʊˌbəːkjʊlə(ʊ)ˈstatɪk/

adjective

  • Causing inhibition of the growth of the tubercle bacillus (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) or other mycobacteria; of or relating to this action.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in Public Health Report.