from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The commercial development of naturally occurring biological materials, such as plant substances or genetic cell lines, by a technologically advanced country or organization without fair compensation to the peoples or nations in whose territory the materials were originally discovered.
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- n. The appropriation of indigenous biomedical knowledge, especially by patenting naturally occurring substances
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- n. biological theft; illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use
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