Definition of bioconcentrate in English:

bioconcentrate

verb

  • 1no object Of a (typically toxic) chemical: to bioaccumulate, thereby increasing in concentration; to become progressively concentrated in organisms further up the food chain, or in a specific environment, etc.

  • 2with object Of an organism: to accumulate (a chemical), so that the concentration increases in its tissues. Compare "bioaccumulate", "biomagnify".

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in BioScience. From bio- + concentrate, after bioconcentration.

Pronunciation

bioconcentrate

/ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)ˈkɒns(ɛ)ntreɪt/