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Formation of a chemical compound by a living organism. Also called biogenesis.

bi′o·syn·thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
bi′o·syn·thet′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌbaɪ oʊ sɪnˈθɛt ɪk)

1. of or pertaining to biosynthesis.
2. of or pertaining to a substance produced by a biosynthetic process.
3. such a substance.
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Adj.1.biosynthetic - of or relating to biosynthesis


[ˌbaɪəʊˌsɪnˈθetɪk] ADJbiosintético
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HyaCare, a biosynthetic hyaluronic acid, provides moisturizing properties for the skin and is suitable as an additive for moisturizing products for facial and body care, creams and lotions for aging skin and after-sun products.
A key feature of the technology - which uses a unique biosynthetic DNA tag which cannot be removed for days - is its ability to link a wrongdoer with the scene of the crime.
Tokyo, Japan, Dec 1, 2005 - (JCN) - The National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) announced on November 30 that its Research Center for Glycoscience has discovered a quality control mechanism of biosynthetic protein in the cell, in collaboration with the University of Tsukuba.
Thus, direct optimization of the rubber biosynthetic pathway seems to present the most likely route to achieve significant gains in latex and rubber yield.
Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (Campbell, Australia), The Austrailian National University (Acton, Australia) and Biogemma SAS (Paris, France) have patente a nucleic acid sequence encoding an enzyme of the starch biosynthetic pathway in a cereal plant, wherein the enzyme is selected from the group consisting of starch branching enzyme I, starch branching enzyme II, starch soluble synthase I, and debranching enzyme, with the provisio that the enzyme is not soluble starch synthase I of rice, or starch branching enzyme I of rice or maize.
The science-based security system combines conventional alarm systems with a conspicuous biosynthetic substance called 'i-powder' that cannot be removed for days - and which carries a uniquely-traceable DNA code.
It is part of the flavonoid biosynthetic pathway in legumes, produces flavonoids and isoflavonoids.
It its final statement to assembled conference attendees, the group wrote that "new information and insight on the nano-scale order of the lignocellulosic cell wall is needed to advance the opportunities to control the structure, primarily through genetic manipulation of the biosynthetic process.
The heme biosynthetic pathway is a metabolic target for two common toxins - lead and ethanol.
cholerae O1 are closely related in their O-antigen biosynthetic genes but differ in other regions of the genome.
The construction scheme for the ES114 auxotrophs involved a genomic approach--targeting specific genes in the biosynthetic pathways for lysine, cysteine, serine, methionine, and threonine and amplifying with PCR.
By hijacking the biosynthetic machinery of bacteria, scientists can create antibiotics to kill the bad bacteria that rob us of our vitality.