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biosynthesis Line breaks: bio|syn¦thesis
Pronunciation: /bʌɪə(ʊ)ˈsɪnθɪsɪs/

Definition of biosynthesis in English:


[mass noun]
The production of complex molecules within living organisms or cells.
Example sentences
  • Roma might reflect a more or less continuous biosynthesis of new cell wall material.
  • All previous theoretical analyses of metabolic costs of lignin biosynthesis used glucose as substrate.
  • Bacterial growth is directly linked to the capacity of the cells for protein biosynthesis.


Pronunciation: /bʌɪə(ʊ)sɪnˈθɛtɪk/
Example sentences
  • A number of biosynthetic and metabolic processes require co-operation of different organelles or compartments.
  • Based on sequence similarity to known wax biosynthetic genes, mutants with potentially altered cuticle properties can be selected from this collection.
  • Therefore, it is not regarded as a direct major source of one-carbon units for biosynthetic reactions outside the mitochondria.
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