[bahy-oh-di-grey-duh-buh l] /ˌbaɪ oʊ dɪˈgreɪ də bəl/
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
also bio-degradable, 1960, from bio- + degrade + -able.
biodegradable bi·o·de·grad·a·ble (bī’ō-dĭ-grā’də-bəl)
Capable of being decomposed by biological agents, especially bacteria.
Capable of being decomposed by the action of biological agents, especially bacteria.
Material that, left to itself, will be decomposed by natural processes.
Note: The use of biodegradable packaging is supposed to reduce the volume of waste in landfills.
[bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to . 2. of or relating to the products and operations of applied : a biological test. noun 3. Pharmacology. any substance, as a serum or vaccine, derived from animal products or other biological sources and used to treat or prevent disease. /ˌnɒnbaɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/ adjective 1. not […]
[non-boo k] /ˈnɒnˌbʊk/ noun 1. a without artistic or literary merit or substance, especially one that has been developed primarily to exploit a fad or make a profit quickly. adjective 2. of or relating to such a . 3. of or indicating what is not a : pens and other nonbook items for sale in […]
[brand] /brænd/ noun 1. kind, grade, or make, as indicated by a stamp, trademark, or the like: the best brand of coffee. 2. a mark made by burning or otherwise, to indicate kind, grade, make, ownership, etc. 3. a mark formerly put upon criminals with a hot iron. 4. any mark of disgrace; stigma. 5. […]
[breech] /britʃ/ noun 1. the act or a result of breaking; break or rupture. 2. an infraction or violation, as of a law, trust, faith, or promise. 3. a gap made in a wall, fortification, line of soldiers, etc.; rift; fissure. 4. a severance of friendly relations. 5. the leap of a whale above the […]