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[bahy-oh-sin-thet-ik] /ˌbaɪ oʊ sɪnˈθɛt ɪk/
adjective, Biochemistry
of, relating to, or characterized by biosynthesis, the formation of chemical compounds by a living organism, or a laboratory process modeled after these reactions in living organisms.
of or relating to a substance produced by a biosynthetic process.
Origin of biosynthetic
1945-50; bio- + synthetic Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Lignin is a complex highly crosslinked array of phenyl propylene units that has its biosynthetic origin in phenylalanine.
  • Instead, such patients could be aided by an artificial but biosynthetic implant.

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