capable of decaying through the action of living organisms:
biodegradable paper; biodegradable detergent.
(of sewage constituents, packaging material, etc) capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other biological means
Capable of being decomposed by the action of biological agents, especially bacteria.
biodegradable [(beye-oh-di-gray-duh-buhl)]

Note: The use of biodegradable packaging is supposed to reduce the volume of waste in landfills.


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