|biofouling (bī'ō-fou'lĭng) Pronunciation Key
The impairment or degradation of underwater surfaces or equipment as a result of the growth of living organisms. Organisms such as bacteria, protozoans, algae, and crustaceans can accumulate in large numbers on surfaces like pipes, tanks, and ships' hulls, resulting in corrosion, clogging, contamination, or a decrease in the efficiency of moving parts.
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|