microcolony

noun
mi·​cro·​col·​o·​ny | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌkäl-ə-nē How to pronounce microcolony (audio) \
plural microcolonies

Medical Definition of microcolony

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

Other Words from microcolony

microcolonial \ ˌmī-​krō-​kə-​ˈlō-​nē-​əl, -​nyəl How to pronounce microcolonial (audio) \ adjective

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“Microcolony.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/microcolony. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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