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bioamplification, biomagnification (s) (noun); bioamplifications, biomagnifications (pl)
The increase in concentration of a pollutant from one trophic (or nutrition) level in a food chain to another; this usually occurs when the pollutant is metabolized and excreted much more slowly than the nutrients that are passed from one trophic level to the next: "Such bioamplification pollutants are long-lived, mobile, soluble in fats, and biologically active."
"Biomagnification, or bioamplification, is a particular threat for species living at the top of food chains."
This entry is located in the following units: ampli-, ampl- (page 1) bio-, bi-, -bia, -bial, -bian, -bion, -biont, -bius, -biosis, -bium, -biotic, -biotical (page 5)