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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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In common with other feminists of color such as Joan Morgan (in When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost), the authors of Colonize This
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pilosicoli isolates from humans and other species have been used experimentally to colonize chicks, piglets, and mice (5-7).
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To turn now to class conflict in A it is important to clarify some of Himes's depictions of the public spheres--the bars, the churches, the police stations, the train stations, the barbershops, the bookie joints, and the streets--that interpellate Black people, and often colonize the Black world.
Patients lay for several hours or days in warm, stagnant water and slush; normally poorly virulent environmental bacteria, fungi, and amoebae found the ideal conditions to colonize in open wounds and bone fractures and disseminate to other body sites.
Because VRE can colonize the gastrointestinal tract for a prolonged period without progressing to clinically apparent disease, early recognition of colonization is essential for preventing patient-to-patient transmission.
Only [human ancestors] were adaptable enough to colonize the diverse animal communities that were repeatedly built up and broken down.
The study demonstrated that opportunistic molds colonize hospital water distribution systems, become part of the system's biofilm and lead to patient exposure due to spore aerosolization in patient care areas.