Biological Magnification

Meaning, Term, and Glossary Definition - What is Biological Magnification?

Refers to the process whereby certain substances such as pesticides or heavy metals move up the food chain, work their way into rivers or lakes, and are eaten by aquatic organisms such as fish, which in turn are eaten by large birds, animals or humans. The substances become concentrated in tissues or internal organs as they move up the chain.

Try searching Biological Magnification across the entire website.


Related glossary terms:

Biological Contaminants   Biological Control   Biological Integrity   Biological Measurement   Biological Medium   Biological Oxidation   Biological Oxygen Demand BOD   Biological pesticides   Biological Stressors   
Analytical testing dots


A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |


<-- Search again

Analytical testing dots

View Laboratory Acronyms...

View EPA Data Qualifier (Flag) Abbreviations...

Analytical testing dots

Suggestions? This Laboratory Terms page continues to expand and improve. If you have suggestions for improvement, we would enjoy hearing from you. Please contact the webmaster here.


Analytical testing dots