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biofouling

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noun bio·foul·ing \-ˈfau̇-liŋ\

Definition of biofouling

  1. :  the gradual accumulation of waterborne organisms (as bacteria and protozoa) on the surfaces of engineering structures in water that contributes to corrosion of the structures and to a decrease in the efficiency of moving parts



1943

First Known Use of biofouling

1943


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