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Definition: 'Colonization'

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colonization

Type: Term

Pronunciation: kol′on-i-zā′shŭn

Definitions:
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.

Synonyms: innidiation



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