Biofilm vs Mucilage - What's the difference?

biofilm | mucilage |


As nouns the difference between biofilm and mucilage

is that biofilm is (biology|medicine) a thin film of mucus created by and containing a colony of bacteria and other microorganisms while mucilage is a thick gluey substance (gum) produced by many plants and some microorganisms.

biofilm

Noun

(en noun)
  • (biology, medicine) A thin film of mucus created by and containing a colony of bacteria and other microorganisms.
  • mucilage

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A thick gluey substance (gum) produced by many plants and some microorganisms.