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colony

 [kol´o-ne]
a discrete group of organisms, as a collection of bacteria in a culture.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

col·o·ny

(kol'ŏ-nē),
1. A group of cells growing on a solid nutrient surface, each arising from the multiplication of an individual cell; a clone.
2. A group of people with similar interests, living in a particular location or area.
[L. colonia, a colony]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

colony

(kŏl′ə-nē)
n. pl. colo·nies
1. A group of the same kind of animals, plants, or one-celled organisms living or growing together.
2. A visible growth of microorganisms, usually in a solid or semisolid nutrient medium.
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col·o·ny

(kol'ŏ-nē)
1. A group of cells growing on a solid nutrient surface, each arising from the multiplication of an individual cell; a clone.
2. A group of people with similar interests, living in a particular location or area.
[L. colonia, a colony]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

colony

A local growth of large numbers of micro-organisms derived from one individual (a clone) or from a small number. A visible growth of bacteria or other microorganisms on a nutrient medium in a culture plate.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

colony

  1. an aggregated group of separate organisms such as birds, which have come together for a specific purpose such as breeding.
  2. a group of incompletely separated individuals organised in associations, as in some hydrozoan COELENTRATES and polyzoans.
  3. a localized population of microorganisms, e.g. bacteria, derived from a single cell grown in culture.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
References in classic literature ?
Effingham, already a widower, transmitted to Marmaduke, for safe-keeping, all his valuable effects and papers; and left the colony without his father.
With these arguments, and having thus acquainted my husband with the whole secret so far as was needful of him, we resolved to go and seek a settlement in some other colony, and at first thoughts, Caroline was the place we pitched upon.
Our affair was in a very good posture; we purchased of the proprietors of the colony as much land for #35, paid in ready money, as would make a sufficient plantation to employ between fifty and sixty servants, and which, being well improved, would be sufficient to us as long as we could either of us live; and as for children, I was past the prospect of anything of that kind.
Whereas, when they looked on the colony of the other two, there was the very face of industry and success upon all they did; there was not a weed to be seen in all their corn, or a gap in any of their hedges; and they, on the other hand, verified Solomon's words in another place, "that the diligent hand maketh rich"; for everything grew and thrived, and they had plenty within and without; they had more tame cattle than the others, more utensils and necessaries within doors, and yet more pleasure and diversion too.
CINCINNATI -- Lancaster Colony, the parent company of Colony Glass and Indiana Glass Co., is merging the glassware divisions' marketing operations to make the firm a more complete tabletop resource.
29 July 2019 - California, US-based investment management firm Colony Capital, Inc.
Colony Capital announced that it has acquired Digital Bridge for $325M.
MULTAN -- :The Multan Development Authority (MDA) will launch a housing colony in the city for low-income people soon.
PESHAWAR -- Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has directed the officials concerned to hand over allotment letters of Durrani Media Colony to the journalists of Peshawar by August 31, 2019.
PESHAWAR -- Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has approved changing the name of Durrani Media Colony to Peshawar Media Colony and directed the officials of Wapda to ensure provision of transformer in the said colony.