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biodegradable

 [bi″o-de-grād´ah-b'l]
susceptible of breakdown into simpler components by biological processes, as by bacterial or other enzymatic action.

bi·o·de·grad·a·ble

(bī'ō-dē-grād'ă-bil),
Denoting a substance that can be chemically degraded or decomposed by natural effectors (for example, weather, soil bacteria, plants, animals).

biodegradable

/bio·de·grad·a·ble/ (-de-grād´ah-b'l) susceptible of degradation by biological processes, as by bacterial or other enzymatic action.

biodegradable

(bī′ō-dĭ-grā′də-bəl)
adj.
Capable of being decomposed by biological agents, especially bacteria: a biodegradable detergent.

bi′o·de·grad′a·bil′i·ty n.
bi′o·deg′ra·da′tion (-dĕg′rə-dā′shən) n.
bi′o·de·grade′ v.

biodegradable

[-digrā′dəbəl]
Etymology: Gk, bios, life; L, de, away, gradus, step
the natural ability of a chemical substance to be broken down into less complex compounds or compounds having fewer carbon atoms by bacteria or other microorganisms.

biodegradable

adjective Referring to a substance (e.g., an organic chemical) which is degradable by natural systems or components thereof—e.g., soil bacteria, weather, sunlight, plants or animals—to a simpler nontoxic form.

biodegradable

adjective Referring to a substance–eg, a chemical, which is degradable by natural systems or components thereof–eg, soil bacteria, weather, plants or animals, to a simpler form

bi·o·de·grad·a·ble

(bī'ō-dĕ-grād'ă-bĕl)
Denoting a substance that can be chemically degraded or decomposed by natural effectors (e.g., weather, soil bacteria, plants, animals).

bi·o·de·grad·a·ble

(bī'ō-dĕ-grād'ă-bĕl)
De-noting a substance that can be chemically degraded or decomposed by natural effectors (e.g., weather, soil bacteria, plants, animals).

biodegradable,

adj the ability to be broken down into smaller, harmless products by way of the action of living organisms.

biodegradable

susceptible to degradation by biological processes, as by bacterial or other enzymatic action.
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