[ bahy-oh-sin-thuh-sis ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈsɪn θə sɪs /
the formation of chemical compounds by a living organism.
the laboratory preparation of biological molecules by the use of reagents or catalysts derived from natural substances and modeled on a series of reactions occurring in a living organism.
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British Dictionary definitions for biosynthesis
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈsɪnθɪsɪs) /
the formation of complex compounds from simple substances by living organisms
Derived forms of biosynthesisbiosynthetic (ˌbaɪəʊsɪnˈθɛtɪk), adjectivebiosynthetically, adverb
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Medical definitions for biosynthesis
[ bī′ō-sĭn′thĭ-sĭs ]
Formation of a chemical compound by a living organism.biogenesis
Other words from biosynthesisbi′o•syn•thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
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