biotransformation

noun

bio·​trans·​for·​ma·​tion ˈbī-ō-ˌtran(t)s-fər-ˈmā-shən How to pronounce biotransformation (audio)
-ˌfȯr-
: the transformation of chemical compounds within a living system

Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of biotransformation was in 1951

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“Biotransformation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biotransformation. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

biotransformation

noun
bio·​trans·​for·​ma·​tion ˈbī-ō-ˌtran(t)s-fər-ˈmā-shən, -fȯr- How to pronounce biotransformation (audio)
: the transformation of chemical compounds in a living system

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