- Referring to a substance that can be acted upon by a living organism or by an extract from a living organism.
* * *bio·ac·tive -'ak-tiv adj having an effect on a living organism <\bioactive molecules> <\bioactive pharmaceuticals and pesticides>
* * *bio·ac·tive (bi″o-akґtiv) having an effect on or eliciting a response from living tissue.
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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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