bioprospector

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

bio- +‎ prospector

NounEdit

bioprospector (plural bioprospectors)

  1. One who engages in bioprospecting.
    • 2008 January 1, Andrew Downie, “On a Remote Path to Cures”, New York Times:
      So-called bioprospectors can make their fortunes by bringing those advantages to the attention of companies who identify the plant’s active compound and use it as a base ingredient for new products that they patent.
Last modified on 26 March 2012, at 22:20