Definition of biosynthetic in English:

biosynthetic

adjective

  • See biosynthesis

    • ‘Therefore, it is not regarded as a direct major source of one-carbon units for biosynthetic reactions outside the mitochondria.’
    • ‘The imported carbon is used as a substrate for biosynthetic pathways, for example, for the biosynthesis of starch or fatty acids.’
    • ‘A number of biosynthetic and metabolic processes require co-operation of different organelles or compartments.’
    • ‘Seeds are bulky organs with high metabolic and biosynthetic activity.’
    • ‘Based on sequence similarity to known wax biosynthetic genes, mutants with potentially altered cuticle properties can be selected from this collection.’

Pronunciation

biosynthetic

/bʌɪə(ʊ)sɪnˈθɛtɪk/