bioinorganic

[ bahy-oh-in-awr-gan-ik ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˌɪn ɔrˈgæn ɪk /

adjective Biochemistry.

pertaining to the biological activity of metal complexes and nonmetal compounds based on elements other than carbon (contrasted with bioorganic).

Nearby words

  1. biography,
  2. biohazard,
  3. bioherm,
  4. bioindustry,
  5. bioinformatics,
  6. bioinstrument,
  7. bioinstrumentation,
  8. biokinetics,
  9. bioko,
  10. biol.

Origin of bioinorganic

First recorded in 1970–75; bio- + inorganic

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