Definition of biotherapy in English:


Syllabification: bi·o·ther·a·py
Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˈTHerəpē

noun (plural biotherapies)

  • The treatment of disease using substances obtained or derived from living organisms.
    More example sentences
    • The use of maggots is part of a larger category of medicine in which living organisms, like leeches or bees, are used as a direct part of treatment, a class of procedures known as biotherapy.
    • BresaGen, Ltd. is an Australian biotechnology company committed to the discovery and commercial development of innovative biotherapies.
    • Reports of the use of leeches in plastic surgery and maggots in dermatology raise the question of which other animals may be of benefit, a concept some call ‘biotherapy.’

More definitions of biotherapy

Definition of biotherapy in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
a slit made by cutting with a saw