[ bahy-oh-sol-idz ]
/ ˈbaɪ oʊˌsɒl ɪdz /

plural noun

nutrient-rich organic materials obtained from wastewater treatment and used beneficially, as for fertilizer: The application of biosolids to land improves soil properties and plant productivity, and reduces dependence on inorganic fertilizers. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for biosolids


/ (ˈbaɪəʊˌsɒlɪdz) /

pl n

semisolid or solid organic material obtained from the recycling of sewage, used esp as a fertilizer
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Science definitions for biosolids


[ bīō-sŏl′ĭdz ]

Solid or semisolid organic material obtained from treated wastewater, often used as a fertilizer or soil amendment.
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