Definition of biodeterioration in US English:

biodeterioration

noun

  • Deterioration of a substance or object caused by the action of living organisms.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in AIBS Bulletin. From bio- + deterioration.

Pronunciation

biodeterioration

/ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)dɪˌtɪərɪəˈreɪʃn/