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biosynthesis

[ bahy-oh-sin-thuh-sis ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈsɪn θə sɪs /
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noun Biochemistry.
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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Origin of biosynthesis

First recorded in 1925–30; bio- + synthesis
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British Dictionary definitions for biosynthesis

biosynthesis
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈsɪnθɪsɪs) /

noun
the formation of complex compounds from simple substances by living organisms

Derived forms of biosynthesis

biosynthetic (ˌbaɪəʊsɪnˈθɛtɪk), adjectivebiosynthetically, adverb
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Medical definitions for biosynthesis

biosynthesis
[ bī′ō-sĭnthĭ-sĭs ]

n.
Formation of a chemical compound by a living organism.biogenesis

Other words from biosynthesis

bi′o•syn•thetic (-thĕtĭk) adj.
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