biotransformation

noun
bio·​trans·​for·​ma·​tion | \ ˈbī-ō-ˌtran(t)s-fər-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce biotransformation (audio) , -ˌfȯr- \

Definition of biotransformation

: the transformation of chemical compounds within a living system

First Known Use of biotransformation

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Biotransformation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biotransformation. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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biotransformation

noun
bio·​trans·​for·​ma·​tion | \ ˈbī-ō-ˌtran(t)s-fər-ˈmā-shən, -fȯr- How to pronounce biotransformation (audio) \

Medical Definition of biotransformation

: the transformation of chemical compounds in a living system

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