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biotechnology

biotechnology

noun bio·tech·nol·o·gy \ˌbī-ō-tek-ˈnä-lə-jē\

: the use of living cells, bacteria, etc., to make useful products (such as crops that insects are less likely to destroy or new kinds of medicine)

Full Definition of BIOTECHNOLOGY

1
:  the manipulation (as through genetic engineering) of living organisms or their components to produce useful usually commercial products (as pest resistant crops, new bacterial strains, or novel pharmaceuticals); also :  any of various applications of biological science used in such manipulation
2
:  ergonomics 1
bio·tech·no·log·i·cal \-ˌtek-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
bio·tech·no·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
bio·tech·nol·o·gist \-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

First Known Use of BIOTECHNOLOGY

1941

Other Microbiology Terms

pathogen, salmonella, tetanus

biotechnology

noun bio·tech·nol·o·gy \-tek-ˈnäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural bio·tech·nol·o·gies

Medical Definition of BIOTECHNOLOGY

1
:  the manipulation (as through genetic engineering) of living organisms or their components to produce useful usually commercial products (as novel pharmaceuticals); also :  any of various applications of biological science used in such manipulation
bio·tech·no·log·i·cal \-ˌtek-nə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective
bio·tech·no·log·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
bio·tech·nol·o·gist \-tek-ˈnäl-ə-jəst\ noun

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