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biopiracy Syllabification: bi·o·pi·ra·cy
Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˈpīrəsē/

Definition of biopiracy in English:


Bioprospecting that exploits plant and animal species by claiming patents to restrict their general use.
Example sentences
  • According to People and the Planet, environmentalists in some Third World countries now link ecotourism with biopiracy.
  • Some have suggested that biopiracy happens because Indian knowledge is not documented.
  • Concrete examples of the effect of biopiracy on indigenous communities aren't hard to find.
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