Bioaccumulation meaning

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The accumulation of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in various tissues of a living organism.

The bioaccumulation of mercury in fish.

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The process in which industrial waste, toxic chemicals, etc. gradually accumulate in living tissue.
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The accumulation of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in various tissues of a living organism.

The bioaccumulation of mercury in fish.

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The accumulation of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in various tissues of a living organism. Bioaccumulation takes place within an organism when the rate of intake of a substance is greater than the rate of excretion or metabolic transformation of that substance.
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(biology) The process by which substances accumulate in the tissues of living organisms; used especially of toxic substances that accumulate via a food chain.
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