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Of or relating to biostatics.
Inhibiting the growth of microorganisms; bacteriostatic.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in George William Balfour (1823–1903), physician and cardiologist. From bio- + static, after biostatics<br>1950s. From bio- + -static.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.