Biodegradable

capable of being decomposed by bacteria [Collins]

Biodegradable

Capable of being broken down by micro-organisms which utilise the substance as a source of energy and bring about its destruction. Usually referred to biological processes in soil, water, sewage but also to man-made organic compounds such as pesticides.

biodegradable

(bi″o-de-grād´ә-bәl) susceptible of breakdown into simpler components by biological processes, as by bacterial or other enzymatic action.
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biodegradable

[adj] - capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria
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biodegradable

adjective capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria; `a biodegradable detergent`
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Biodegradable

a material which can be broken down by enzymes.
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biodegradable

A substance that can be chemically degraded via natural effectors such as soil bacteria, weather, plants or animals. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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BIODEGRADABLE

A substance which will decompose as the result of action by bacteria and other living organisms.
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Biodegradable

Able to be decomposed by biological agents, such as bacteria.
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Biodegradable

Able to break down or decompose rapidly under natural conditions and processes.
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Biodegradable

Able to decompose when exposed to biological agents and soil chemicals.
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Biodegradable

An item that can readily decompose, or break down, by natural biological processes.
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biodegradable

biodegradable 1. Anything that is susceptible to the decomposing action of living organisms, especially of bacteria; which are occasionally broken down by biochemical processes in the body. 2. Denoting a substance that can be chemically degraded or decomposed by natural processes (for example: weather, soil bacteria, plants, animals) without harmi...
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Biodegradable

Capable of being broken down by living organisms into inorganic compounds. Ideally all waste should be biodegradable.
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biodegradable

Capable of being broken down by living organisms, principally bacteria and fungi. In biodegradable substances, such as food and sewage, the natural processes of decay lead to compaction and liquefaction, and to the release of nutrients that are then recycled by the ecosystem. This process can have some disadvantageous side effects, such as the rele...
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Biodegradable

Capable of being broken down by living organisms, principally bacteria and fungi.
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biodegradable

capable of being decomposed through the action of organisms, especially bacteria.
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biodegradable

capable of being decomposed through the action of organisms, especially bacteria.
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Biodegradable

Capable of being eaten or otherwise decomposed by some kind of living creature. Bacteria and fungi are the main culprits; we usually use the word edible for things that can be eaten by animals. It is important to consider the timescale involved - paper is biodegradable, but can kick around for a very long time before succumbing. Most synthetic poly...
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Biodegradable

Capable of decaying and being absorbed by the environment.
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Biodegradable

Capable of decaying and being absorbed by the environment.
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Biodegradable

Capable of decomposing under natural conditions.
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biodegradable

Class of compounds for which there is unequivocal evidence of biodegradation (primary or ultimate) in any test of biodegradability.
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Biodegradable

degradable under natural conditions, e.g. in landfill.
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Biodegradable

describes a substance that can be decomposed by microorganisms
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