bioturbation /ˌbʌɪəʊtəːˈbeɪʃ(ə)n/

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I. noun [ mass noun]

1.
[Geology] the disturbance of sedimentary deposits by living organisms.
II. derivatives

bioturbated
adjective


– origin 1960s: from bio- + Latin turbatio(n-), from turbare ‘disturb’.

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