Invertebrate vs Biofouling - What's the difference?

invertebrate | biofouling |


As nouns the difference between invertebrate and biofouling

is that invertebrate is an animal without vertebrae, ie backbone while biofouling is the accumulation of living organisms on some surface by bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae and invertebrates.

As an adjective invertebrate

is lacking a backbone.

invertebrate

Noun

(en noun)
  • An animal without vertebrae, i.e. backbone.
  • Antonyms

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    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Lacking a backbone.
  • Antonyms

    *

    biofouling

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The accumulation of living organisms on some surface by bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae and invertebrates.
  • * 2007 , Schumacher, James F, et. al., "Engineered antifouling microtopographies – effect of feature size, geometry, and roughness on settlement of zoospores of the green alga Ulva", Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 23(1):55-62.[http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ftinterface?content=a776600187&rt=0&format=pdf]
  • Tin and copper-based paints are effective at reducing biofouling , however, an alternative is needed to address environmental restrictions on tin and copper formulations.