nounWord builderThe prefix bio- often appears in words connected with living organisms. (Chemical Engineering: Chemical waste management) Bioavailability is the degree to which a pollutant can be taken up by a living thing. ⇒ These observations show that the presence of organic matter decreases the bioavailability and ecotoxicity of copper in the aquatic environment. ⇒ The study will investigate the bioavailability of heavy metals from polluted soils to plants. ⇒ Bioavailability is the degree to which a pollutant can be taken up by a living thing.
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