noun bio·pro·cess \¦bī-(ˌ)ō-¦prä-ˌses+\

Definition of bioprocess



  1. :  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


\¦bī-(ˌ)ō-¦prä-ˌse-siŋ+\ play 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

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