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biofilm
American English: /ˈbaɪoʊˌfɪlm/
British English: /ˈbʌɪəʊfɪlm/

Translation of biofilm in Spanish:

noun

  • biopelícula (feminine)
    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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