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

Definition of MICROCOLONY

: a microscopic colony of cells; specifically : a minute colony of bacteria growing under suboptimal conditions
mi·cro·co·lo·nial \ˌmī-krō-kə-ˈlō-nē-əl, -nyəl\ adjective

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