[ bahy-oh-trans-fer-mey-shuh n ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃən /


the series of chemical changes occurring in a compound, especially a drug, as a result of enzymatic or other activity by a living organism.

Words nearby biotransformation

Origin of biotransformation

First recorded in 1950–55; bio- + transformation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for biotransformation

[ bī′ō-trăns′fər-māshən ]


Chemical alteration of a substance, especially of a drug, within the body, as by the action of enzymes.biodegradation
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