One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The technique of planting trees, grasses, or other vegetation in order to remove contaminants in the soil or the groundwater through accumulation (and sometimes degradation) in plant tissues, or to promote their microbial degradation or immobilization in association with plant root systems.
1990s. From phyto- + remediation, probably after bioremediation.
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