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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

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

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

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

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

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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