phytoaccumulation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

phyto- +‎ accumulation

Noun[edit]

phytoaccumulation (uncountable)

  1. (biology) The accumulation, by a plant, of substances from its environment

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used primarily to describe the buildup of metal contaminants in plants, either as a means of decontamination of land, or in regard to passing on such contamints to the food chain.