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Biofilm

Definition:

Biofilms are communal structures of micro-organisms that adhere to living or inert surfaces and are encased in a protective coating secreted by them.

Bacteria living as a biofilm are able to resist to biocides and to antibiotics more effectively than those living as free organisms and they withstand considerably higher doses of antimicrobial products.

Source: GreenFacts

Related words:

Antibiotics - Antimicrobial - Biocide(s) - Micro-organism

To read about this term in context:

GreenFacts Summary on Effects of Biocides on antibiotic resistance:

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