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biodegradable

adjective bio·de·grad·able \-di-ˈgrā-də-bəl\

: capable of being slowly destroyed and broken down into very small parts by natural processes, bacteria, etc.

Full Definition of BIODEGRADABLE

:  capable of being broken down especially into innocuous products by the action of living things (as microorganisms) <biodegradable trash bags>
bio·de·grad·abil·i·ty \-ˌgrā-də-ˈbi-lə-tē\ noun
biodegradable noun
bio·deg·ra·da·tion \-ˌde-grə-ˈdā-shən\ noun
bio·de·grade \-di-ˈgrād\ verb
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First Known Use of BIODEGRADABLE

1961

Other Biochemistry Terms

bile, capsaicin, keratin, metabolism

Rhymes with BIODEGRADABLE

BIODEGRADE Defined for Kids

biodegradable

adjective bio·de·grad·able \ˌbī-ō-di-ˈgrā-də-bəl\

Definition of BIODEGRADABLE for Kids

:  possible to break down into very small harmless parts by the action of living things (as bacteria)
Medical Dictionary

biodegradable

adjective bio·de·grad·able \-di-ˈgrād-ə-bəl\

Medical Definition of BIODEGRADABLE

:  capable of being broken down especially into innocuous products by the action of living things (as microorganisms)
bio·de·grad·abil·i·ty \-ˌgrād-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē\ noun, plural bio·de·grad·abil·i·ties
bio·deg·ra·da·tion \-ˌdeg-rə-ˈdā-shən\ noun
bio·de·grade \-di-ˈgrād\ verb, bio·de·grad·ed bio·de·grad·ing

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