bioprospecting


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bi·o·pros·pect·ing

 (bī′ō-prŏs′pĕk-tĭng)
n.
The attempt to discover in living organisms biochemicals or genetic sequences that have medical, agricultural, or industrial value.

bi′o·pros′pec·tor n.

bioprospecting

(ˌbaɪəʊˈprɒspɛktɪŋ)
n
(Commerce) searching for plant or animal species for use as a source of commercially exploitable products, such as medicinal drugs
Translations

bioprospecting

[ˌbaɪəprəsˈpektɪŋ]
A. Nbioprospección f
B. ADJ [company] → bioprospector
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