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biogenic Syllabification: bi·o·gen·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˈjenik/

Definition of biogenic in English:


Produced or brought about by living organisms: biogenic sediments
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  • Pelagic biogenic sediments consist of the fine-grained skeletal debris of marine planktonic and benthonic organisms.
  • Carbon occurs in marine sediments as organic carbon linked with metabolic processes of plants and animals, and as carbon contained within biogenic and abiogenic carbonate minerals.
  • In terms of biomass, organic carbon fixation, space occupation, and biogenic habitat, kelps are the dominant reef-inhabiting organisms in cool seas, especially in the Northern Hemisphere.
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