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biofilm

Line breaks: bio|film
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪəʊfɪlm
 
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Definition of biofilm in English:

noun

A thin but robust layer of mucilage adhering to a solid surface and containing a community of bacteria and other microorganisms.
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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