decay of organic matter

разложение органического соединения

Англо-русский словарь по экологии. 2011.

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  • Organic matter — Other meanings can be found at Biological material Organic matter (or organic material, Natural Organic Matter, or NOM) is matter that has come from a once living organism; is capable of decay, or the product of decay; or is composed of organic… …   Wikipedia

  • Organic — may refer to: Of or relating to an organism, a living entity Of or relating to an organ Contents 1 Chemistry 2 Computing …   Wikipedia

  • decay — [dē kā′, dikā′] vi. [ME decaien < Anglo Fr & OFr decäir < VL * decadere: see DECADENCE] 1. to lose strength, soundness, health, beauty, prosperity, etc. gradually; waste away; deteriorate 2. to rot or decompose 3. to undergo radioactive… …   English World dictionary

  • decay — 1. Destruction of an organic substance by slow combustion or gradual oxidation. 2. SYN: putrefaction. 3. To deteriorate; to undergo slow combustion or putrefaction. 4. In dentistry, caries. 5. In psychology, loss of informat …   Medical dictionary

  • decay — 01. The [decaying] leaves in the garden are actually good for it and make the soil richer. 02. Tooth [decay] is preventable with proper oral hygiene. 03. The dentist said my tooth is so [decayed] that he may have to pull it. 04. The rise in… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • decay — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. decomposition, deterioration, disintegration, dilapidation, putrefaction, rot, caries. v. i. rot, putrefy, mortify; disintegrate. See oldness, uncleanness. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A progressive… …   English dictionary for students

  • Decay — Contents 1 Science and technlogy 1.1 Biology 1.2 Physics 1.3 …   Wikipedia

  • decay — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French decaïr, from Late Latin decadere to fall, sink, from Latin de + cadere to fall more at chance Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to decline from a sound or prosperous condition 2. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • decay — de|cay1 [dıˈkeı] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Old North French; Origin: decaïr, from Late Latin decadere to fall, sink ] 1.) [I and T] to be slowly destroyed by a natural chemical process, or to make something do this →↑rot ▪ Her body was already… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • decay — n. (in bacteriology) the decomposition of organic matter due to microbial action …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • decay — vb Decay, decompose, rot, putrefy, spoil, disintegrate, crumble mean to undergo or, in some cases, to cause something to undergo destructive dissolution. Decay implies change, commonly a natural and gradual change, from a state of soundness or… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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