bioprospect

verb
bio·​pros·​pect | \ ˌbī-ō-ˈprä-ˌspekt How to pronounce bioprospect (audio) \
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

Other Words from bioprospect

bioprospector \ ˌbī-​ō-​ˈprä-​ˌspek-​tər How to pronounce bioprospector (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of bioprospect

1996, in the meaning defined above

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“Bioprospect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioprospect. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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