quorum sensing

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quorum sensing (uncountable)

  1. A proposed method of communication between bacterial cells by the release and sensing of small diffusible signal molecules.
    • 2016, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Other Minds, William Collins 2018, p. 18:
      An early case of quorum sensing to be uncovered involves—appropriately for this book—the sea and a cephalopod.