microcolony

noun
mi·​cro·​col·​o·​ny | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌkäl-ə-nē \
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 \ adjective

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