Medical Term:

colonization

Pronunciation: kol′on-i-zā′shŭn

Definition:

  1. The formation of compact population groups of the same type of microorganism, such as the colonies that develop when a bacterial cell begins reproducing.
  2. The care of certain people, patients with Hansen disease, patients with mental illness, in community groups.

Synonym(s): innidiation

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