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Meaning of biosynthesis

bi•o•syn•the•sis

Pronunciation: (bī"ō-sin'thu-sis), [key]
— n. Biochem.
  1. the formation of chemical compounds by a living organism.
  2. the laboratory preparation of biological molecules by the use of reagents or catalysts derived from natural substances and modeled on a series of reactions occurring in a living organism.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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