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Definition of "biosynthesis" [biosynthesis]

  • Formation of a chemical compound by a living organism. Also called biogenesis. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "biosynthesis" in a sentence
  • "In amino acid production, we encounter an important problem in biosynthesis — namely, stereochemical control."
  • ""For her structural studies of the protein biosynthesis system and its disruption by antibiotics.""
  • "They were teaching very modern things such as protein biosynthesis and DNA replication."