bioreactor
noun Date: 1974 a device or apparatus in which living organisms and especially bacteria synthesize useful substances (as interferon) or break down harmful ones (as in sewage)

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  • bioreactor — /buy oh ree ak teuhr/, n. Biotech. a fermentation vat for the production of living organisms, as bacteria or yeast, used in industrial processes such as waste recycling or in the manufacture of drugs or other products. [1970 75; BIO + REACTOR] *… …   Universalium

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  • bioreactor — bio·re·ac·tor .bī ō rē ak tər n a device or apparatus in which living organisms and esp. bacteria synthesize useful substances (as interferon) or break down harmful ones (as in sewage) …   Medical dictionary

  • bioreactor — noun an apparatus in which a biological reaction or process is carried out, especially on an industrial scale …   English new terms dictionary

  • bioreactor — bio·reactor …   English syllables

  • bioreactor — bi•o•re•ac•tor [[t]ˌbaɪ oʊ riˈæk tər[/t]] n. biochem. lab a fermentation vat for the production of living organisms, as bacteria or yeast • Etymology: 1970–75 …   From formal English to slang

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