[ bahy-oh-pros-es or, esp. British, -proh-ses ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈprɒs ɛs or, esp. British, -ˈproʊ sɛs /


a method or operation of preparing a biological material, especially a product of genetic engineering, for commercial use.

verb (used with object)

to treat or prepare through bioprocess.


noting, pertaining to, or involving a bioprocess: bioprocess technology.

Nearby words

  1. biopiracy,
  2. bioplasm,
  3. bioplastic,
  4. biopoiesis,
  5. biopolymer,
  6. bioprospecting,
  7. biopsy,
  8. biopsychic,
  9. biopsychology,
  10. bioreactor

Origin of bioprocess

First recorded in 1975–80; bio- + process Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019