bioprospecting

/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈprɒspɛktɪŋ) /

noun

searching for plant or animal species for use as a source of commercially exploitable products, such as medicinal drugs

Nearby words

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

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