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persistent organic pollutant

Syllabification: per·sis·tent or·gan·ic pol·lut·ant

Definition of persistent organic pollutant in English:

noun

A hazardous organic chemical compound that is resistant to biodegradation and thus remains in the environment for a long time.
Example sentences
  • What the bill actually does is prohibit the import, manufacture, or use of persistent organic pollutants.
  • Unfortunately, being top of the food chain, many have high concentrations of persistent organic pollutants in their bodies.
  • Clearly, they include the actual definition of a persistent organic pollutant, in clause 4.

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