Definition of biofilm in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbīōˌfilm/


A thin, slimy film of bacteria that adheres to a surface.
Example sentences
  • Often bacteria live in biofilms, or communities attached to a surface such as a rock in a pond or the lining of an intestine.
  • They can attach to solid surfaces and form biofilms that are defined as matrix-enclosed microbial populations adherent to each other and to surfaces or interfaces.
  • Certain genes, called vps genes, enable V. cholerae to stick together in bacterial communities, or biofilms, in both fresh and salt water.

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Syllabification: bi·o·film

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