bioprospect

verb
bio·pros·pect | \ ˌbī-ō-ˈprä-ˌspekt \
bioprospected; bioprospecting; bioprospects

Definition of bioprospect 

transitive verb

: to search for substances that are produced by living organisms and may be of medicinal or commercial value

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bioprospector \ˌbī-ō-ˈprä-ˌspek-tər \ noun

First Known Use of bioprospect

1996, in the meaning defined above

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21 Aug 2018

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