biosolids

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. bioscopic,
  2. bioscopy,
  3. biosensor,
  4. biosocial,
  5. biosociology,
  6. biospectrometry,
  7. biospectroscopy,
  8. biospeleology,
  9. biosphere,
  10. biospheric

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British Dictionary definitions for biosolids

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

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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