Definition of biowaste in English:

biowaste

noun

  • 1Waste material derived from living organisms or of organic origin (sewage, agricultural or forestry waste, etc.), especially as a potential source of energy.

  • 2Biomedical waste material consisting of or contaminated with body tissue or fluids, microorganisms, etc.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Chemical and Engineering News. From bio- + waste.

Pronunciation

biowaste

/ˈbʌɪə(ʊ)weɪst/