bioturbation


bio·tur·ba·tion

noun \ˌbī-ō-tər-ˈbā-shən\

Definition of BIOTURBATION

:  the restructuring of sedimentary deposits (as in a lake bottom or seabed) by moving organisms (as worms and burrowing clams)
bio·tur·bat·ed \-ˈbā-təd\ adjective

Origin of BIOTURBATION

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1967

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