free or almost free from harmful microorganisms.
an experimental integrated circuit composed of biochemical substances or organic molecules. noun a small glass or silicon plate containing an array of biochemical molecules or structures, used as a biosensor or in gene sequencing Also called microarray
a fog, resembling steam fog, produced by the contact of very cold air with the warmth and moisture issuing from animal or human bodies.
the process of breeding staple crops to have higher levels of essential nutrients, either through selective breeding or genetic modification: iron biofortification of rice; biofortification of wheat with zinc.
the gradual accumulation of organisms such as algae, bacteria, barnacles, and protozoa on underwater equipment, pipes, and surfaces, corroding and impairing structures and systems. biofouling (bī’ō-fou’lĭng) The impairment or degradation of underwater surfaces or equipment as a result of the growth of living organisms. Organisms such as bacteria, protozoans, algae, and crustaceans can accumulate in […]