biofouling definition

  • noun:
    • The disability or degradation of one thing, particularly a ship's hull or technical equipment, as a result of the development or task of living organisms.
    • The accumulation of residing organisms on some area by micro-organisms, fungi, protozoa, algae and invertebrates.
    • The impairment or degradation of something, including a ship's hull or mechanical gear, as a result of the growth or task of lifestyle organisms.
    • The accumulation of living organisms on some surface by bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae and invertebrates.

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