decomposition

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the analysis of a vector field

in a decomposed state

(chemistry) separation of a substance into two or more substances that may differ from each other and from the original substance

(biology) the process of decay caused by bacterial or fungal action

the organic phenomenon of rotting

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Such mesofauna play an important role in the decay of organic matter by shredding raw organic materials.
An important role of microorganisms is the decay of organic matter. In this process, nutrients are returned to the soil, and the level of humus is improved.
The reduced conditions could inhibit further microbial decay of organic matter (6) and lead to accumulation of DON.
This provides nutrients for a greater number of marine organisms, which in turn use up more and more oxygen in respiration and in the bacterial decay of organic matter. When anoxic, or oxygen-depleted, waters settle in near osyter beds for more than a few days, oysters and other marine organisms in the area die.