Share this entry

biosatellite Syllabification: bi·o·sat·el·lite
Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˈsadlˌīt/

Definition of biosatellite in English:


An artificial satellite that serves as an automated laboratory, conducting biological experiments on living organisms.
Example sentences
  • Immediately after the biosatellite was recovered, attempts were made to revive the primate but there was no response to remedial measures.
  • Since then a number of biosatellites have been flown into orbit, testing weightlessness in different types of plants and animals.
  • But biosatellites could be positioned in a variety of orbits, exposing them to various kinds and amounts of radiation.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources