bioactive


bioactive
Referring to a substance that can be acted upon by a living organism or by an extract from a living organism.

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bio·ac·tive -'ak-tiv adj having an effect on a living organism <\bioactive molecules> <\bioactive pharmaceuticals and pesticides>
bio·ac·tiv·i·ty -ak-'tiv-ət-ē n, pl -ties

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bio·ac·tive (bi″o-akґtiv) having an effect on or eliciting a response from living tissue.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • bioactive — [bī΄ōak′tiv] adj. having a capacity to interact with a living tissue or system bioactivity [bī΄ōak tiv′ə tē] n. * * * bi·o·ac·tive (bī ō ăkʹtĭv) adj. Of or relating to a substance that has an effect on living tissue: bioactive compounds. * * * …   Universalium

  • bioactive — ioactive adj. acting upon or influencing bodily functions; of chemical substances. Syn: pharmacological. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bioactive — [bī΄ōak′tiv] adj. having a capacity to interact with a living tissue or system bioactivity [bī΄ōak tiv′ə tē] n …   English World dictionary

  • bioactive — adjective Date: 1965 having an effect on a living organism < bioactive molecules > • bioactivity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bioactive — /baɪoʊˈæktɪv/ (say buyoh aktiv) adjective 1. having an effect on living organisms. –noun 2. a molecule which has a biological effect on an organism. 3. Also, food bioactive. a component molecule in a food that can promote human growth and… …   Australian English dictionary

  • bioactive — adjective a) Of or pertaining to bioactivity b) Having a biological effect …   Wiktionary

  • bioactive — adj. that has an effect on a living organism, able of affecting living organisms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bioactive — adjective (of a substance) having a biological effect. Derivatives bioactivity noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • bioactive — bio·active …   English syllables

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