biopiracy

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bi·o·pi·ra·cy

 (bī′ō-pī′rə-sē)
n.
The commercial development of biological compounds or genetic sequences by a technologically advanced country or organization without obtaining consent from or providing fair compensation to the peoples or nations in whose territory the materials were discovered.

bi′o·pi′rate (bī′ō-pī′rĭt) n.

biopiracy

(ˈbaɪəʊˌpaɪrəsɪ)
n
(Pharmacology) the use of wild plants by international companies to develop medicines, without recompensing the countries from which they are taken
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biopiracy - biological theftbiopiracy - biological theft; illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use
larceny, stealing, theft, thievery, thieving - the act of taking something from someone unlawfully; "the thieving is awful at Kennedy International"
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biopiracy

[ˌbaɪəˈpaɪərəsɪ] Nbiopiratería f