bioremediation

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

Definition of bioremediation

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

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1986

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