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Term Definition

phytoremediation (EPA)a foreign chemical compound or substance that is toxic to a biological system. Xenobiotics include naturally occurring compounds, drugs, or environmental agents. Many plants have an inherent ability to detoxify xenobiotics; when genetically engineered to completely degrade such compounds, these plants can be used to clean up polluted soil and water resources. See also phytoremediation.

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