Definitions

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  • n. A type of chemical synthesis that uses compounds isolated from natural sources (such as plant material or bacterial cultures) as starting materials.

Etymologies

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semi- +‎ synthesis

Examples

  • We will quote here an example of the results obtained with Solanum sodomeum L., a source of solasodine, a raw material which can be used for the semisynthesis of steroid hormones.

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  • Mycobacterium xenopi DNA gyrase A (Mxe GyrA) intein using protein semisynthesis.

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