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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Capable of being decomposed by biological agents, especially bacteria: a biodegradable detergent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Capable of being decomposed by biological activity, especially by microorganisms.
  • n. Any material that can be decomposed by biological activity.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. capable of being decomposed by e.g. bacteria


bio- +‎ degradable (Wiktionary)



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