Definition of bioremediation in English:

Share this entry

bioremediation

Pronunciation: /ˌbīōriˌmēdēˈāSHən/

noun

The use of either naturally occurring or deliberately introduced microorganisms or other forms of life to consume and break down environmental pollutants, in order to clean up a polluted site.
Example sentences
  • Our initial focus was on biodiversity and food and farming issues, as well as bioremediation and natural treatment systems for decontaminating the environment.
  • Microorganisms can be used for biodegradation and bioremediation by breaking down toxic compounds.
  • And many more species are turning out to be useful for major industries such as biological control, biological mining, bioremediation and environmental monitoring.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.