bioreactor

noun
bio·​re·​ac·​tor | \ ˌbī-ō-rē-ˈak-tər How to pronounce bioreactor (audio) \

Definition of bioreactor

: a device or apparatus in which living organisms and especially bacteria synthesize useful substances (such as interferon) or break down harmful ones (as in sewage)

Examples of bioreactor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Depending on the organ's complexity, there is sometimes a need to mature the tissue further in a bioreactor or further drive connections, Lewis said. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 10 June 2022 That’s why a group of scientists, including astrobiologist Cyprien Verseux, created a bioreactor called Atmos. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 19 Mar. 2022 Avoiding supply bottlenecks of bioreactor bags, vials and syringes could have sped production and distribution of vaccines and saved lives. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 The regrowth was facilitated by a combination of a five-drug cocktail and a silicone wearable bioreactor called a BioDome. NBC News, 26 Jan. 2022 This is why today, LanzaTech’s focus is on making their cutting-edge bioreactor units able to be operated safely and effectively by non-experts. Erik Kobayashi-solomon, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 What may look to some like a contemporary art installation is actually an urban photo-bioreactor, named Liquid3. Erika Page, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 Mar. 2022 The cells are then grown, matured, and placed in a bioreactor, a big steel tank with knobs and valves. Larissa Zimberoff, The Atlantic, 23 Feb. 2022 The scientists gave just the bioreactor to a group as well. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bioreactor

1974, in the meaning defined above

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“Bioreactor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioreactor. Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

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bioreactor

noun
bio·​re·​ac·​tor | \ ˌbī-ō-rē-ˈak-tər How to pronounce bioreactor (audio) \

Medical Definition of bioreactor

: a device or apparatus in which living organisms and especially bacteria synthesize useful substances (as interferon) or break down harmful ones (as in sewage)

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