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Bioaccumulation

Similar term(s): bioaccumulate.

Definition:

Bioaccumulation is used to describe the increase in concentration of a substance in an organism over time.

Bioaccumulative substances tend to be fat soluble and not to be broken down by the organism.

Source: GreenFacts

More:
Bioaccumulation in the food chain

Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources What are PCBs? 

Related words:

Bioconcentration - Biomagnification - Metabolism

Translation(s):

Deutsch: Bioakkumulation
Español: Bioacumulación
Français: Bioaccumulation

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