biofilm

noun bio·film \ -ˈfilm \
Updated on: 19 Feb 2018

Definition of biofilm

: a thin usually resistant layer of microorganisms (such as bacteria) that form on and coat various surfaces

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First Known Use of biofilm

1975


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biofilm

noun bio·film \ ˈbī-ō-ˌfilm \

medical Definition of biofilm

: a thin usually resistant layer of microorganisms (as bacteria) that form on and coat various surfaces (as of catheters or water pipes)

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