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- bi·o·ac·cu·mu·la·tive, adjective
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Scientific definitions for bioaccumulation
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. Compare biomagnification.
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