Glossary

biofilm
definition:
A Biofilm is…

A slime-coated community of bacteria or fungi found adhering to surfaces. Inside the body, they use their slime coating to evade detection by the immune system and to shield themselves against antibiotics. Biofilms play a role in dental caries and occur on implants and catheters. Scientists are searching for ways to dissolve biofilms to prevent serious infections.

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