biological magnification(redirected from Biomagnification)
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biological magnification[‚bī·ə¦läj·ə·kəl ‚mag·nə·fə′kā·shən]
The increasing concentration of toxins from pesticides, herbicides, and various types of waste in living organisms that accompanies cycling of nutrients through the trophic levels of food webs.
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