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name: biofilm matrix component
def: "Any constituent part of the biofilm matrix, a structure lying external to bacterial cells. A biofilm is an aggregate of surface-associated bacteria, and the biofilm matrix is the envelope of polymeric substances that surrounds the bacteria." [GOC:imk, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biofilm, PMID:22571672]
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synonym: "biofilm matrix part" EXACT 
is_a: GO:0044420 ! extracellular matrix component
relationship: part_of: GO:0097311 ! biofilm matrix
intersection_of: GO:0005575 ! cellular_component
intersection_of: part_of GO:0097311 ! biofilm matrix
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