Terminology: Biofilm


Biofilm is a thin coating containing microorganisms and biologically active agents (polymers), which coats the surface of structures such as teeth, so called dental plaque or the inner surfaces of catheter, tube, or other implanted or indwelling device.

A slimy matrix of extracellular polymeric substances produced by bacteria, yeasts and molds which protects them from the attack (effect) of chemical agents.

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