mi·​cro·​col·​o·​ny ˈmī-krō-ˌkäl-ə-nē How to pronounce microcolony (audio)
plural microcolonies
: a microscopic colony of cells
specifically : a minute colony of bacteria growing under suboptimal conditions
microcolonial adjective

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“Microcolony.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/microcolony. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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