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biofilm

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. an organized layer of microorganisms that forms on a surface. Biofilm may be implicated in several disease processes, including dental infections (see plaque), endocarditis,...

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biofilm

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 50 words.

n. an organized layer of microorganisms that forms on a surface. Biofilm may be implicated in several disease processes, including

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biofilm

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. an organized layer of microorganisms that forms on a surface. Biofilm may be implicated in several disease processes, including dental infections (see plaque), endocarditis,...

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Combating biofilms

Liang Yang, Yang Liu, Hong Wu, Zhijun Song, Niels Høiby, Søren Molin and Michael Givskov.

in FEMS Immunology & Medical Microbiology

July 2012; p ublished online June 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology; Biotechnology; Genetics and Genomics; Microbiology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 6897 words.

Abstract

Biofilms are complex microbial communities consisting of microcolonies embedded in a matrix of self-produced polymer substances. Biofilm cells show...

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biofilm <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 39 words.

an organized layer of microorganisms that forms on a surface. Biofilm may be implicated in several disease processes, including dental

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biofilm <i>n.</i>

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 39 words.

an organized layer of microorganisms that forms on a surface. Biofilm may be implicated in several disease processes, including dental

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Understanding biofilms

Rose Cooper.

in Essential Microbiology for Wound Care

January 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology. 6434 words.

Biofilms are communities of mixed microbial species that exist as aggregates enveloped within a collectively secreted polymeric matrix attached to either living or non-living surfaces. The...

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biofilm <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 54 words.

an organized layer of microorganisms that forms on a surface. Biofilm may be implicated in several disease processes, including dental infections (...

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biofilm <i>n.</i>

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 41 words.

an organized layer of microorganisms that forms on a surface. Biofilm may be implicated in several disease processes, including dental infections, endocarditis, infections of surgical...

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Biophysics of biofilm infection

Philip S. Stewart.

in Pathogens and Disease

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. 4911 words.

Infections associated with microorganisms in biofilms persist in part due to the material properties and mechanical tenacity of the biofilm.

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The sociobiology of biofilms

Carey D. Nadell, Joao B. Xavier and Kevin R. Foster.

in FEMS Microbiology Reviews

January 2009; p ublished online December 2008 .

Journal Article. 12702 words.

Abstract

Biofilms are densely packed communities of microbial cells that grow on surfaces and surround themselves with secreted polymers. Many bacterial...

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Heterogeneity in biofilms

Julian Wimpenny, Werner Manz and Ulrich Szewzyk.

in FEMS Microbiology Reviews

December 2000; p ublished online January 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology; Biotechnology; Genetics and Genomics; Microbiology; Molecular and Cell Biology. 8039 words.

Abstract

Biofilms, accumulations of microorganisms at interfaces, have been described for every aqueous system supporting life. The structure of these...

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biofilm

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 158 words.

A colony of bacteria and other microorganisms that adheres to a substrate and is enclosed and protected by secreted slime.

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biofilm

Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 158 words.

A colony of bacteria and other microorganisms that adheres to a substrate and is enclosed and protected by secreted slime.

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biofilm

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 78 words.

A complex layer of bacteria that can develop on surfaces in contact with water or biological fluids. The film is

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biofilm

Carl Schaschke.

in A Dictionary of Chemical Engineering

January 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 52 words.

A layer of growing microorganisms that adheres to a surface. The adhesion by chemical means from the microorganisms involves polysaccharides

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biofilm

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 10 words.

A layer of active microorganisms attached to a surface.

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biofilm

Chris Park.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 18 words.

A layer of micro‐organisms that is attached to a surface such as the rocks in natural streams.

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biofilm

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 18 words.

A layer of micro‐organisms that is attached to a surface such as the rocks in natural streams.

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biofilm

Chris Park and Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Conservation of the Environment (Environmental Science). 18 words.

A layer of micro‐organisms that is attached to a surface such as the rocks in natural streams.

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biofilm

David A. Bender.

in A Dictionary of Food and Nutrition

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 43 words.

Bacteria that have attached to a surface and produced extracellular fibrils, forming a matrix that encourages the growth and subsequent

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