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biosynthesis

[bahy-oh-sin-thuh-sis] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈsɪn θə sɪs/
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
1925-1930
1925-30; bio- + synthesis
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British Dictionary definitions for biosyntheses

biosynthesis

/ˌbaɪəʊˈsɪnθɪsɪs/
noun
1.
the formation of complex compounds from simple substances by living organisms
Derived Forms
biosynthetic (ˌbaɪəʊsɪnˈθɛtɪk) adjective
biosynthetically, adverb
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biosyntheses in Medicine

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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