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microcolony

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noun mi·cro·col·o·ny \ˈmī-krō-ˌkäl-ə-nē\

Medical Definition of microcolony

plural microcolonies

  1. :  a microscopic colony of cells; specifically :  a minute colony of bacteria growing under suboptimal conditions

microcolonial \ˌmī-krō-kə-ˈlō-nē-əl, -nyəl\play adjective



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