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biotransformation

[bahy-oh-trans-fer-mey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the series of chemical changes occurring in a compound, especially a drug, as a result of enzymatic or other activity by a living organism.

Origin of biotransformation

First recorded in 1950–55; bio- + transformation
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biotransformation in Medicine

biotransformation

(bī′ō-trăns′fər-māshən)
n.
  1. Chemical alteration of a substance, especially of a drug, within the body, as by the action of enzymes.biodegradation
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