Definition of biofouling in English:

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biofouling

Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪəʊfaʊlɪŋ/

noun

[mass noun]
The fouling of underwater pipes and other surfaces by organisms such as barnacles and algae.
Example sentences
  • An understanding of the nature of the zoospore adhesive and the mechanism of its adhesion may provide clues for the prevention of the destructive biofouling that characterizes this organism.
  • Thus, in contrast to biofouling organisms, settlement and metamorphosis are probably not tightly coupled, as megalopae can move between sites before metamorphosis.
  • In most biofouling organisms, settlement and metamorphosis are so tightly coupled that there is some debate as to whether they are actually separate processes.

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