biosynthesis


biosynthesis
Formation of a chemical compound by enzymes, either in the organism (in vivo) or by fragments or extracts of cells (in vitro). SYN: biogenesis (2).

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bio·syn·the·sis -'sin(t)-thə-səs n, pl -the·ses -.sēz production of a chemical compound by a living organism
bio·syn·thet·ic -sin-'thet-ik adj
bio·syn·thet·i·cal·ly -i-k(ə-)lē adv

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bio·syn·the·sis (bi″o-sinґthə-sis) the building up of a chemical compound in the physiologic processes of a living organism. biosynthetic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.