Any of various devices or systems used to grow large quantities of biochemical cultures, as to produce enzymes, antibiotics, or blood cells.
Webster's New World
An apparatus, such as a fermentation chamber, for growing organisms such as bacteria or yeast that are used in the biotechnological production of substances such as pharmaceuticals, antibodies, or vaccines, or for the bioconversion of organic waste.
American Heritage Medicine
(biochemistry) A fermentation vat, containing microorganisms or biochemically active substances, used for waste recycling or for making drugs.
Other Word Forms of Bioreactor
Origin of Bioreactor
bio- + reactor
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