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(ˌbaɪ oʊ kəˈroʊ ʒən)

corrosion caused by or enhanced by bacteria or other microorganisms.
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Fue pionera en inculcar a sus estudiantes la importancia de los microorganismos en la biolixiviacion y en la biocorrosion logrando que los microbiologos que egresaban en esa epoca incursionaran en nuevos campos laborales del area ambiental.
This process affects the maritime industry in general, given that the establishment of micro and macroorganisms on man-made structures generates biocorrosion of surfaces and boats, reducing their useful life (Yebra, Kiil, & Dam-Johansen, 2004).
These factors raise the risks of stress, friction, and biocorrosion of the tooth structure, which contribute to NCCLs and are thoroughly detailed in this comprehensive textbook.
Wen, "Effects of zirconium and strontium on the biocorrosion of Mg-Zr-Sr alloys for biodegradable implant applications," Journal of Materials Chemistry B, vol.
The biocorrosion that often occurs in the presence of metallic compound (e.g., iron and steel) was impossible to ignore since the use of the material is prominent in various field including transportations, building, and engineering.
Kamagata, "Isolation of acetogenic bacteria that induce biocorrosion by utilizing metallic iron as the sole electron donor," Applied and Environmental Microbiology, vol.
Abfraction, abrasion, biocorrosion, and the enigma of noncarious cervical lesions: a 20-year perspective.
After introductory chapters, they identify stress, friction, and biocorrosion as mechanisms of action.
24, in which it was demonstrated by classic seeding methods that the polymethylolacrylamide produced using electropolymerization could serve as a nutrition substrate for a number of bacterial species inducing biocorrosion. One should emphasize that one of the main advantages of the applied methods of studying the membrane biodegradation consists of the fact that all the results were obtained by direct observation under the real-time conditions.
Aside from the well investigated and recognized role of wear debris (in the nanometer range) in the initiation and development of AL, over the last years, there has been increasing evidence that involvement of metal ions released by biocorrosion might influence AL by enhancing osteolysis and decreasing osseointegration [3,4].