bio·​pros·​pect ˌbī-ō-ˈprä-ˌspekt How to pronounce bioprospect (audio)
bioprospected; bioprospecting; bioprospects

transitive verb

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

Word History

First Known Use

1996, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bioprospect was in 1996

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Cite this Entry

“Bioprospect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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