Definition of biofilm
: a thin usually resistant layer of microorganisms (such as bacteria) that form on and coat various surfaces
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Cells in the conglomerate can talk to one another and coordinate switching genes on and off, and the biofilm as a whole can quickly react to shifting environmental conditions.
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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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