Definition of bioindicator in English:

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Pronunciation: /bʌɪəʊˈɪndɪkeɪtə/


An organism used as an indicator of the quality of an ecosystem, especially in terms of pollution.
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.

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