Biomass

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Definition

noun

(1)The total mass of all living material in a specific area, habitat, or region.

(2) Biological material used as a fuel, or source of [energy].


Supplement

Biomass used as fuel may include plant or animal matter, as well as biodegradable wastes.


Related phrases: biomass pyramid, biomass fuel, biomass energy.
See also: bioenergy, biofuel.