pertaining to the composition and biological activity of carbon-based compounds, especially those of laboratory rather than biogenic origin (contrasted with bioinorganic).
the branch of biology that applies the methods of physics to the study of biological structures and processes. Historical Examples LRL Accelerators Lawrence Radiation Laboratory Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The […]
the commercial exploitation or monopolization of biological or genetic material, as medicinal plant extracts, usually without compensating the indigenous peoples or countries from which the material or relevant knowledge is obtained. noun the use of wild plants by international companies to develop medicines, without recompensing the countries from which they are taken
any polymeric chemical manufactured by a living organism, as proteins and polysaccharides. such a chemical prepared by laboratory synthesis.
a method or operation of preparing a biological material, especially a product of genetic engineering, for commercial use. to treat or prepare through bioprocess. noting, pertaining to, or involving a bioprocess: bioprocess technology.