biodegradable

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See also: biodégradable

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

bio- +‎ degradable

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /baɪoʊdəˈɡɹeɪdəbl̩/, /baɪədəˈɡɹeɪdəbl̩/ or with initial /ˌbaɪ/ in place of /baɪ/

Adjective[edit]

biodegradable (comparative more biodegradable, superlative most biodegradable)

  1. Capable of being decomposed by biological activity, especially by microorganisms.
    • 2013 May-June, Charles T. Ambrose, “Alzheimer’s Disease”, American Scientist, volume 101, number 3, page 200: 
      Similar studies of rats have employed four different intracranial resorbable, slow sustained release systems—surgical foam, a thermal gel depot, a microcapsule or biodegradable polymer beads.

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Noun[edit]

biodegradable (plural biodegradables)

  1. Any material that can be decomposed by biological activity.

Catalan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (standard) IPA(key): /bi.u.ðə.ɣɾə.ˈðab.bɫə/

Etymology[edit]

bio- +‎ degradable

Adjective[edit]

biodegradable m, f (masculine and feminine plural biodegradables)

  1. biodegradable

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bi.o.de.gɾa.ˈda.ble/, /bio.de.gɾa.ˈda.ble/

Etymology[edit]

bio- +‎ degradable

Adjective[edit]

biodegradable m, f (plural biodegradables)

  1. biodegradable

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