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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.
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(Pharmacology) the use of wild plants by international companies to develop medicines, without recompensing the countries from which they are taken
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|Noun||1.||biopiracy - biological theft; illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use|
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biopiracy[ˌbaɪəˈpaɪərəsɪ] N → biopiratería f
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