Definition of bioindicator in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˈindəˌkādər/


An organism whose status in an ecosystem is analyzed as an indication of the ecosystem’s heath.
Example sentences
  • Raptors can play an important role as bioindicators of habitat quality and pollution.
  • Read about Bill Baker's research into lichen-rock interface biology or the use of lichens and lichen-feeding moths as bioindicators of air pollution.
  • Burger and Gochfeld provide a thorough discussion of the utility and limitations of using seabirds as bioindicators of pollutants.



Pronunciation: /-ˌindiˈkāSHən/
Example sentences
  • However, symptomatic bioindication utilising higher plants may not always assist in the protection of vegetation.
  • We further focus on the conceptual improvement and the development of new approaches in bioindication by using functional groupings and life history traits in assessment procedures.
  • As a lot of primary and secondary physiological processes are involved, the physiological responses usable for bioindication could be numerous ranging from molecular level to pollen functioning.

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Syllabification: bi·o·in·di·ca·tor

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