bio synthesis

biosynthesis

[bahy-oh-sin-thuh-sis]
noun Biochemistry.
1.
the formation of chemical compounds by a living organism.
2.
the laboratory preparation of biological molecules by the use of reagents or catalysts derived from natural substances and modeled on a series of reactions occurring in a living organism.

Origin:
1925–30; bio- + synthesis

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biosynthesis (ˌbaɪəʊˈsɪnθɪsɪs)
 
n
the formation of complex compounds from simple substances by living organisms
 
biosynthetic
 
adj
 
biosyn'thetically
 
adv

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biosynthesis bi·o·syn·the·sis (bī'ō-sĭn'thĭ-sĭs)
n.
Formation of a chemical compound by a living organism. Also called biogenesis.


bi'o·syn·thet'ic (-thět'ĭk) adj.
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