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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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A thin usually resistant layer of microorganisms (as bacteria) that form on and coat various surfaces (as of catheters or water pipes)

Usage examples (35)
  • There is formation of a thin sticky coating called biofilm on the tongue and oral mucosa.
  • Even a thin film of coating called biofilm can provide an anaerobic condition in the mouth.
  • (referred to as the biofilm) and are intentionally or unintentionally used for control of the biofilm:
  • The research showed that this 'biofilm' is made up only of certain types of microbes life - most showed no interest in the plastic. for more
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