|an obscure term ostensibly referring to a lung disease caused by silica dust, sometimes cited as one of the longest words in the English language.|
|(used as a nonsense word by children to express approval or to represent the longest word in English.)|
biodegradable bi·o·de·grad·a·ble (bī'ō-dĭ-grā'də-bəl)
Capable of being decomposed by biological agents, especially bacteria.
|biodegradable (bī'ō-dĭ-grā'də-bəl) Pronunciation Key
Capable of being decomposed by the action of biological agents, especially bacteria.
Material that, left to itself, will be decomposed by natural processes.
Note: The use of biodegradable packaging is supposed to reduce the volume of waste in landfills.