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.
Note: The use of biodegradable packaging is supposed to reduce the volume of waste in landfills.
to decay and become absorbed by the environment: toys that will biodegrade when they’re discarded.
the process by which the diversity of plants or animals develops or is increased within a particular region or group of organisms.
diversity among and within plant and animal species in an environment. Contemporary Examples Green Politics Has to Get More Radical, Because Anything Less Is Impractical Jedediah Purdy April 25, 2014 Whose Elephant Is It? Winston Ross December 8, 2012 noun the existence of a wide variety of plant and animal species in their natural environments, […]