bio·​pro·​cess | \ ¦bī-(ˌ)ō-¦prä-ˌses+ How to pronounce bioprocess (audio) \
plural bioprocesses

Definition of bioprocess

: a biological process that is used in the creation of a material or product … has spent more than 20 years studying the bioprocesses and biotechnology … involved with creating vaccines. — Wendy Leonard, Deseret Morning News (Salt Lake City, Utah), 13 Oct. 2011 An example of a bioprocess would be using yeast to transform corn into ethanol.— Nicklaus Lovelady, Belleville (Illinois) News-Democrat, 24 Feb. 2006 Older bioprocesses, such as fermentation, typically use whole cells and require separating the product from reaction batches.Chemical & Engineering News, 21 May 2001

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Other Words from bioprocess

bioprocessing \ ¦bī-​(ˌ)ō-​¦prä-​ˌse-​siŋ+ How to pronounce bioprocessing (audio) \ noun
Researchers are finding ways to use bioprocessing and biotechnology to make paper and textile processing more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. — Mairin B. Brennan, Chemical & Engineering News, 23 Mar. 1998 … a bioprocessing facility that is making the culture medium in which stem cells will be grown. — Terri Somers, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Dec. 2006

First Known Use of bioprocess

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Bioprocess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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