bioactive

adjective bio·ac·tive \ ˌbī-ō-ˈak-tiv \
Updated on: 10 Apr 2018

Definition of bioactive

: having an effect on a living organism
  • bioactive molecules

bioactivity

play \-ak-ˈti-və-tē\ noun

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First Known Use of bioactive

1938

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bioactive

adjective bio·ac·tive \ -ˈak-tiv \

medical Definition of bioactive

: having an effect on a living organism
  • bioactive molecules
  • bioactive pharmaceuticals and pesticides

bioactivity

play \-ak-ˈtiv-ət-ē\ noun, plural bioactivities

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