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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: bī′ō-film

Definition: A thin coating containing biologically active agents, which coats the surface of structures such as teeth or the inner surfaces of catheter, tube, or other implanted or indwelling device. It contains viable and nonviable microorganisms that adhere to the surface and are trapped within a matrix of organic matter (proteins, glycoproteins, and carbohydrates).

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