bioturbation

[bahy-oh-tur-bey-shuh n]

noun

the alteration and disturbance of a site by living organisms; the turning and mixing of sediments by organisms, as rodents.

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Science definitions for bioturbation

bioturbation

[bī′ō-tər-bāshən]

The stirring or mixing of sediment or soil by organisms, especially by burrowing, boring, or ingestion.
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