bioactive

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adjective bio·ac·tive \ˌbī-ō-ˈak-tiv\

Definition of bioactive

  1. :  having an effect on a living organism bioactive molecules

bioactivity

play \-ak-ˈti-və-tē\ noun

First Known Use of bioactive

1938


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bioactive

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adjective bio·ac·tive \-ˈak-tiv\

Medical Definition of bioactive

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

bioactivity

\-ak-ˈtiv-ət-ē\play noun plural

bioactivities

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