Definition of Bioreactor

1. Noun. (biochemistry) A fermentation vat, containing microorganisms or biochemically active substances, used for waste recycling or for making drugs. ¹



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Definition of Bioreactor

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Medical Definition of Bioreactor

1. A tool, device or closed container, used for generating products using the synthetic or chemical conversion capacity of a biological system, such as enzyme reactions and fermentation. They can be classical fermentors, cell culture perfusion systems, or enzyme bioreactors. For production of proteins or enzymes, recombinant microorganisms such as bacteria, mammalian cells, or insect or plant cells are usually chosen. (03 Jul 1999)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bioreactor

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Literary usage of Bioreactor

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1. The Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation Program: Technology Profiles (1993)
"(Methanotrophic bioreactor System) TECHNOLOGY DESCRIPTION: The methanotrophic bioreactor system is an aboveground remedial technology for water contaminated ..."

2. Bioremediation: Nature's Cleanup Tool by Michael Sims (1993)
"Inside a bioreactor Gas siphoned off Treated waste water flows over weirs into ... Effluent is pumped into sludge at the bottom of the bioreactor where ..."

3. Ending the War Metaphor: The Changing Agenda for Unraveling the Host-Microbe by Forum on Microbial Threats, Institute of Medicine (U.S.) (2006)
"Microbial community structure and activity in a compartmentalized, anaerobic bioreactor. Water and Environmental Research 74(5):4SO-461. ..."

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