[ bahy-oh-ak-tiv-i-tee ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ ækˈtɪv ɪ ti /
any effect on, interaction with, or response from living tissue.
Related formsbi·o·ac·tive, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for bioactive
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈæktɪv) /
(of a substance) having or producing an effect on living tissue
Derived Formsbioactivity, noun
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Medicine definitions for bioactive
[ bī′ō-ăk-tĭv′ĭ-tē ]
The effect of a given agent, such as a vaccine, upon a living organism or on living tissue.
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Science definitions for bioactive
[ bī′ō-ăk′tĭv ]
Relating to a substance that has an effect on living tissue.
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