bioprospector

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bio- +‎ prospector

Noun[edit]

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.