Definition of anthropogenic in English:


Syllabification: an·thro·po·gen·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌanTHrəpōˈjenik


(Chiefly of environmental pollution and pollutants) originating in human activity: anthropogenic emissions of sulfur dioxide
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  • Lakes are also excellent settings for studying the responses of ecosystems to natural and anthropogenic environmental change on human timescales.
  • Of course, there are many well-known cases where pollution is caused by anthropogenic emissions of chemicals.
  • While I would like to believe that there are pristine places on this planet where life has not been affected by anthropogenic activities, there are not.



Pronunciation: /-ik(ə)lē/
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  • Increasing evidence suggests that stratospheric ozone levels are decreasing because of the presence of anthropogenically derived chlorofluorocarbons in the upper atmosphere.
  • However, it is unknown whether these are truly native populations or whether they are anthropogenically introduced populations that have become naturalized.
  • This information will help us predict the responses of wild mammals to both natural and anthropogenically induced changes in plant secondary metabolites.

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