biofouler


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bi·o·foul·ing

 (bī′ō-fou′lĭng)
n.
The impairment or degradation of something, such as a ship's hull or mechanical equipment, as a result of the growth or activity of living organisms.

bi′o·foul′er n.

biofouler

(ˈbaɪəʊˌfaʊlə)
n
an animal that obstructs or pollutes the environment
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Cordylophora is a biofouler, causing industrial and ecological problems (Folino, 2000; Musko et al.