Definitions for "Biomass"
The weight of living organisms. Forests are biomass factories, producing plant, animal, and microbial biomass.
The weight of living material. Most commonly used as a measure per unit area of land or per volume of water. Commonly includes the dead parts of living organisms, e.g. the bark and heart wood of trees and the hair, claws etc. of animals which are strictly 'necromass'.
Literally, "living weight", refers to mass having its origin as living organisms (i.e., plants or animals).
Keywords:  biopiracy
The raw vegetative material harvested for distilling essential oils. May consist of leaves, flowers, stems, twigs, bark, roots, seeds, or peel. After exhausting essential oil via steam distillation, the spent biomass may be used for mulching, composting, sterile medium for growing edible mushrooms, or feeding to livestock.
The actual amount of existing material within a species or genus.
Keywords:  biofuel, see
See biofuel.
Keywords:  frying, plywood, alive, cows, shirts
Combustible solid, liquid or gas that is derived from biological processes. Examples are trees, sewer gas, and yard clippings.
Anything that is or has once been alive. Logs, cows, trees, plywood, cotton shirts and leaves are examples of biomass. Rocks, frying pans, air, windows and water are not.
Keywords:  fetuses, energy, stored, side, cells
A side's value, including cells, fetuses and stored energy.
Keywords:  dry, see
See Dry Biomass.