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Medical Term:

biomagnify

Pronunciation: bī-ō-mag′ni-fī

Definition: Propensity for accumulated environmental chemicals to increase in relative concentrations at each level in the food chain (eagles are likely to ingest toxins consumed by fish, their primary foodstuff).

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