Biosynthesis

Definition

noun

The production of a complex chemical compound from simpler precursors in a living organism, usually involving enzymes (to catalyze the reaction) and energy source (such as ATP)


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Examples of biosynthesis include photosynthesis, chemosynthesis, amino acid synthesis, nucleic acid synthesis, and ATP synthesis.

Word origin: bio- (life) + Greek sunthesis, from suntithenai ( to put together)

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