Definition of bioconcentration in English:

bioconcentration

noun

  • Increase in the concentration of a (typically toxic) chemical in the tissue of organisms, especially progressive concentration in organisms further up the food chain; an instance of this.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Practical in Treatment Low- & Intermediate-level Radioactive Wastes. From bio- + concentration.

Pronunciation

bioconcentration

/ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)ˌkɒns(ɛ)nˈtreɪʃn/