biotransformation

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bi·o·trans·for·ma·tion

 (bī′ō-trăns′fər-mā′shən)
n.
Chemical alteration of a substance within the body, as by the action of enzymes.

bi•o•trans`for•ma•tion

(ˌbaɪ oʊˌtræns fərˈmeɪ ʃən)

n.
the series of chemical changes occurring in a compound, esp. a drug, as a result of enzymatic or other activity by a living organism.
[1950–55]
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