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bi·o·film

 (bī′ō-fĭlm′)
n.
A complex structure adhering to surfaces that are regularly in contact with water, consisting of colonies of bacteria that secrete a mucilaginous protective coating in which they are encased. Biofilms, which are resistant to antibiotics and disinfectants, corrode pipes and cause diseases such as lung infections, but they can be used beneficially to treat sewage, industrial waste, and contaminated soil.

biofilm

(ˈbaɪəʊˌfɪlm)
n
(Microbiology) a thin layer of living organisms
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albicans strains were used, with biofilm formation being studied using crystal violet (CV) and confocal scanning laser microscopy (CSLM).
AQUACEL(TM) Ag+ dressings have been designed to disrupt biofilm and kill infection-causing bacteria in the wound dressing.
Bioburden and biofilm management is a significant aspect of microbial control strategies.
This protects the bacteria in the biofilm from antimicrobials and other disinfection treatments.
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Literatures have shown that bacteria has ability to attach and growth on the surface through formation of biofilm [11].
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16 ( ANI ): Researchers have said that once Salmonella bacteria get into food processing facility, and have an opportunity to form a biofilm on surfaces, it is likely to be extraordinarily difficult, if not impossible, to kill it.