bioaccumulate


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bioaccumulate

(ˌbaɪəʊəˈkjuːmʊˌleɪt)
vb (intr)
(Biology) (of substances, esp toxins) to build up within the tissues of organisms
ˌbioacˌcumuˈlation n
Translations
bioakkumulieren
생물농축되다
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