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Biological oxygen demand (BOD)

  • Definition: The amount of oxygen required to oxidize the organic material in a water sample; high values in aquatic habitats often indicate pollution by sewage and other sources of organic wastes, or the over-production of plant material resulting from overenrichment by mineral nutrients.

    Source: Ricklefs, Robert E. The Economy of Nature (5th Edition), 2001.

  • 10:12am 1/28/2010

    User: ladner

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    Of course as this term is used a lot it will be spelled out B O D.