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biotechnology

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

Simple Definition of biotechnology

  • : 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. 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. 2 :  ergonomics 1

bio·tech·no·log·i·cal play \-ˌtek-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
bio·tech·no·log·i·cal·ly play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
bio·tech·nol·o·gist play \-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

1941

First Known Use of biotechnology

1941

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biotechnology

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noun bio·tech·nol·o·gy \-tek-ˈnäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of biotechnology

plural bio·tech·nol·o·gies

  1. 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

  2. 2:  ergonomics

  3. bio·tech·no·log·i·cal \-ˌtek-nə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play adjective
    bio·tech·no·log·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\play adverb
    bio·tech·nol·o·gist \-tek-ˈnäl-ə-jəst\play noun





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