bioaccumulation

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bio·ac·cu·mu·la·tion

 (bī′ō-ə-kyo͞om′yə-lā′shən)
n.
The accumulation of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in various tissues of a living organism: the bioaccumulation of mercury in fish.

bi′o·ac·cu′mu·la′tive adj.
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The egg microinjection method had already been used to characterize the adverse effects of known bioaccumulants such as ciguatoxin (a related polyether toxin also produced by a dinoflagellate) and the pesticide DDT in medaka fish.