biofortification

[ bahy-oh-fawr-tuh-fi-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˌfɔr tə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the process of breeding staple crops to have higher levels of essential nutrients, either through selective breeding or genetic modification: iron biofortification of rice; biofortification of wheat with zinc.

Nearby words

  1. biofact,
  2. biofeedback,
  3. biofilm,
  4. bioflavonoid,
  5. biofog,
  6. biofouling,
  7. biofuel,
  8. biog,
  9. biog.,
  10. biogas

Origin of biofortification


Related formsbi·o·for·ti·fied, adjective

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