Definitions for "BIOCONCENTRATION"
Accumulation of a substance in an organism by absorption from the environment irrespective of any intake with food. The concept is of particular importance for aquatic life with regard to the absorption of those fat-soluble substances which are only broken down slowly.
Process leading to a higher concentration of a pesticide in an organism than in environmental media to which it is exposed. (after Duffus, 1993)
See bioaccumulation.