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colonize

(kŏl′ə-nīz′)
v. colo·nized, colo·nizing, colo·nizes
v.tr.
1. To form or establish a colony or colonies in.
2. To migrate to and settle in; occupy as a colony.
3. To resettle or confine (persons) in or as if in a colony.
4. To subjugate (a population) to or as if to a colonial government.
v.intr.
1. To form or establish a colony.
2. To settle in a colony or colonies.

col′o·niz′er n.
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Figure 2 shows the relation between the number of attempts taken during epidural catheter placement and bacterial colonization over catheter tip.
Table 6 shows the comparison between total leukocyte count (TLC) and bacterial colonization over epidural catheter.
The median clinical disease severity score for those with potentially pathogenic bacterial colonization was 5, compared with a median score of 4 in those without colonization (P = .
Collected root samples were washed carefully and fine roots were cut into small segments of approximately 1 cm for determination of AM colonization rate.
001) with a significantly higher number of colonizations occurring in the dark sections (Fig.
We conclude that, whenever total nuclear genetic variation exceeds that in the cytoplasmic genome, colonization events may be as likely an explanation as a "selective sweep" of the cytoplasrnic genome (Nei et al.
Therefore, even in this independent colonization scenario, [OR.
Universal decolonization alone would prevent 34% of colonizations and 40% of infections.
Our study and a previous study in British Columbia (4) suggest that improvement in diagnostic methods would detect increased incidence of NTM, especially of MAC; most isolates identified in these studies were associated with colonization.
One clinical study associated colonization with ampicillin-resistant E.
01) in each age group differed significantly and that the prevalence of colonization by MAC (p<0.
6] CFUs each of EF3030 and the fluoroquinolone-resistant mutant (Phe/Phe or Phe/Tyr) were instilled into the nares as described for the colonization model (20).