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bilirubin Tweet Definition of bilirubin Like Definition of bilirubin on Facebook
noun
  1. A product of the breakdown of the heme portion of hemoglobin. This happens within macrophages as they digest red blood cells. Extremely high levels of bilirubin causes jaundice.
bioflavonoid Tweet Definition of bioflavonoid Like Definition of bioflavonoid on Facebook
noun
  1. flavonoid
biogenic Tweet Definition of biogenic Like Definition of biogenic on Facebook
adjective
  1. produced by living organisms, or by a biological process
  2. essential for the maintenance of life
bioluminescence Tweet Definition of bioluminescence Like Definition of bioluminescence on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, biology, biochemistry) The emission of light by a living organism (such as a firefly).
biopolymer Tweet Definition of biopolymer Like Definition of biopolymer on Facebook
noun
  1. (biochemistry) any macromolecule of a living organism that is formed from the polymerization of smaller entities
biotechnology Tweet Definition of biotechnology Like Definition of biotechnology on Facebook
noun (often abbreviated biotech)
  1. the use of living organisms (especially microorganisms) in industrial, agricultural, medical and other technological applications
  2. the application of the principles and practices of engineering and technology to the life sciences
biotin Tweet Definition of biotin Like Definition of biotin on Facebook
noun
  1. (vitamin) A sulfur-containing member of the vitamin B complex found in liver, egg yolk, milk and yeast, essential to the activity of multiple enzyme systems.
blot Tweet Definition of blot Like Definition of blot on Facebook
noun
  1. a blemish, spot or stain made by a coloured substance
  2. (context, by extension) a stain on someone's reputation or character; a disgrace
  3. (biochemistry) the Southern blot analysis (and derived Northern and Western) analytical techniques
  4. (games) an exposed piece in backgammon
verbto blot (transitive or intransitive)
  1. to cause a blot (on something) by spilling a coloured substance
  2. to soak up, or absorb liquid
  3. to hide, obscure or obliterate something

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