biomagnification

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bi·o·mag·ni·fi·ca·tion

 (bī′ō-măg′nə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
The increasing concentration of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in the tissues of organisms at successively higher levels in a food chain.
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INGLES FRANCES Bioaccumulation [32389] + Bioaccunriulation (32339) + * UF Bioconceniration * UF Bioconceniration * UF Biomagnification * UF Bioamplification * UF Biological magnification * UF Amplification biologique * RT Food chains * RT Chaine alimentaire * Rt pollutants * RT Polluant ESPANHOL PORTUGUES Bioacumulacion (323S9) + Bioacumulacao (32389) + * UF Biocorcentracion * UF Bioconcentracao * UF Biomagnificacion * UF Biomagnificacao * UF Magnificacion biologica * UF Acumulacao biologica * RT Cadena alimentaria * RT Cadeia alimentar * RT Contaminantes * RT Poluente Fonte: Food And Agriculture Organization of The United Nations (FAO).
They are lipophilic and tend to concentrate along the ecological food chains, a process known as bioamplification [13].
26) Pollutants that enter the complex Arctic food web exist at heightened concentrations at the top trophic level (which includes whales, seals, polar bears, and humans) as a result of bioaccumulation and bioamplification.