colonizationmedical dictionary

Synonyms: innidiation.

2. The formation of compact population groups of the same type of microorganism, as the colonies that develop when a bacterial cell begins reproducing.

3. The care of certain persons, e.g., lepers, mental patients, in community groups.

Genetic colonization, propagation of a gene by a host into which the gene has been introduced, naturally or artificially.

(05 Mar 2000)

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