Definitions for "BIODEGRADATION"
The breakdown or organic matter by microorganisms.
the breaking down of a chemical by organisms in the environment. Is the process of converting organic materials back into CO2 and H2O though miocrobial action.
Conversion or breakdown of the chemical structure of a pesticide catalysed by enzymes in vitro or in vivo, resulting in loss of biological activity. For hazard assessment, categories of chemical degradation include: Primary - loss of specific activity. Environmentally acceptable - loss of any undesirable activity (including any toxic metabolites). Ultimate - mineralisation to small molecules such as water and carbon dioxide. (after Duffus, 1993)
Keywords:  hydrolysis, pulmonary
Hydrolysis Pulmonary
The degree to which a material is resistant to enzymatic and microbiological attack or provides a substrate for fungal or bacterial growth.
Keywords:  invasive, registries
Invasive Registries
Keywords:  regeneration, immunity
Immunity Regeneration