Meaning of satellite colony in English:

satellite colony


Microbiology Biology
  • A colony of bacteria, fungi, or eukaryotic cells growing on a solid culture medium in close proximity to a previously established colony (of the same or a different type); specifically a colony of bacteria whose growth is dependent on a factor produced by a nearby colony of bacteria of a different species.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in British Journal of Dermatology.