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  1. biopiracynoun

    biological theft; illegal collection of indigenous plants by corporations who patent them for their own use


  1. biopiracynoun

    The appropriation of indigenous biomedical knowledge, especially by patenting naturally occurring substances


  1. biopiracy

    Biopiracy refers to the exploitation or appropriation of biological resources, particularly plants and traditional knowledge about their uses, by companies or institutions in developed countries, without compensating the indigenous communities or countries from which the resources originate. It usually involves patenting these resources, thereby preventing the communities or countries of origin from accessing or benefiting from them.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of biopiracy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of biopiracy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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