biofouling

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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.

biofouling

(ˈbaɪəʊˌfaʊlɪŋ)
n
the degradation of an artificial surface by biological growth
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