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biomagnify

[bahy-oh-mag-nuh-fahy] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈmæg nəˌfaɪ/
verb (used without object), biomagnified, biomagnifying.
1.
to undergo biological magnification.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; back formation from biomagnification; see -fy
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Examples for biomagnify
  • Water-soluble pollutants usually cannot biomagnify in this way because they would dissolve in the bodily fluids of the consumer.
  • Cesium has been shown to biomagnify in aquatic food chains.
  • Methylmercury is known to biomagnify, or increase in concentration, as it moves up the food chain.

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