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Medical Term:

biomagification

Pronunciation: bī′ō-mag-ni-fi-kā′shŭn

Definition: A sequence of processes in an ecosystem that leads to increasing concentrations of chemical substances at higher levels in the food chain (maximum levels being reached in human beings, who are at the upper end of most food chains).

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