biosynthesis

noun

bio·​syn·​the·​sis ˌbī-ō-ˈsin(t)-thə-səs How to pronounce biosynthesis (audio)
: the production of a chemical compound by a living organism
biosynthetic adjective
biosynthetically adverb

Examples of biosynthesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This creates a toxic buildup of LPS biosynthesis intermediates in the cell. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 5 Jan. 2024 Delta-8 is produced in the cannabis plant through a process called biosynthesis. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 9 Sep. 2023 This is because there are an astounding 355,687,428,096,000 possible combinations of those elements — literally trillions available for biosynthesis of what the plant requires. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Apr. 2023 Biology category winner Israel Sampaio Filho, National Institute of Amazonian Research, Leaf abscisic acid (ABA) biosynthesis: the main source of Amazon rainforest response to warming Abscisic Acid (ABA) at the Heart of Amazon Rainforest Response to Warming. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 20 Mar. 2023 The organisms’ diverse genes can effect secondary metabolite biosynthesis, from which antibiotics are created. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, 13 June 2018 Specifically, the researchers were interested in studying lanosterol synthase, a highly evolutionarily conserved enzyme that is critical for sterol and saponin biosynthesis. Wired, 14 July 2022 The nutrient is required for the biosynthesis of collagen, acts as an antioxidant and assists in protein metabolism in the human body, among other functions. Tree Meinch, Discover Magazine, 20 Jan. 2023 Hip & Joint Support is formulated to maintain your pup's biosynthesis on a cellular level. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 16 Oct. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of biosynthesis was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Biosynthesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biosynthesis. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

biosynthesis

noun
bio·​syn·​the·​sis ˌbī-ō-ˈsin(t)-thə-səs How to pronounce biosynthesis (audio)
: the production of a chemical compound by a living thing

Medical Definition

biosynthesis

noun
bio·​syn·​the·​sis -ˈsin(t)-thə-səs How to pronounce biosynthesis (audio)
plural biosyntheses -ˌsēz How to pronounce biosynthesis (audio)
: production of a chemical compound by a living organism
biosynthetic adjective
biosynthetically adverb

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