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bioremediation

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noun bio·re·me·di·a·tion \-ri-ˌmē-dē-ˈā-shən\

Definition of bioremediation

  1. :  the treatment of pollutants or waste (as in an oil spill, contaminated groundwater, or an industrial process) by the use of microorganisms (as bacteria) that break down the undesirable substances



1986

First Known Use of bioremediation

1986


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