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bioprospect

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verb bio·pros·pect \-ˈprä-ˌspekt\

Definition of bioprospect

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to search for substances that are produced by living organisms and may be of medicinal or commercial value

bioprospector play \-ˌspek-tər\ noun


1996

First Known Use of bioprospect

1996


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