biodegradability


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bi·o·de·grad·a·ble

 (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.

biodegradability

disposition to disintegrate as the result of natural processes. — biodegradable, adj.
See also: Decaying
the capacity of some substances to decompose readily by biological process. — biodegradable, adj.
See also: Biology
Translations
biodégradabilité

biodegradability

[ˌbaɪəʊdɪgreɪdəˈbɪlɪtɪ] nbiodegradabilità
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