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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

(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

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).