bioaccumulation factor


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bioaccumulation factor

The ratio of the contaminant in an organism to the concentration in the ambient environment at a steady state, where the organism can take in the contaminant through ingestion with its food as well as through direct content.

bioaccumulation factor

Toxicology The concentration of a chemical in tissue divided by its concentration in the diet
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