biosynthetic

[ bahy-oh-sin-thet-ik ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ sɪnˈθɛt ɪk /

adjective Biochemistry.

of, relating to, or characterized by biosynthesis, the formation of chemical compounds by a living organism, or a laboratory process modeled after these reactions in living organisms.
of or relating to a substance produced by a biosynthetic process.

Nearby words

  1. biostatistics,
  2. biostratigraphy,
  3. biostrome,
  4. biosurgery,
  5. biosynthesis,
  6. biosystem,
  7. biosystematics,
  8. biot's respiration,
  9. biot-savart law,
  10. biota

Origin of biosynthetic

First recorded in 1945–50; bio- + synthetic

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