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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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

biotechnological play \-ˌtek-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
biotechnologically play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
biotechnologist play \-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

1941

First Known Use of biotechnology

1941

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BIOTECHNOLOGY Defined for Kids

biotechnology

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

Definition of biotechnology for Students

  1. :  the use of techniques from genetics to combine inherited characteristics selected from different kinds of organisms into one organism in order to produce useful products (as drugs)




Medical Dictionary

biotechnology

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

Medical Definition of biotechnology

plural biotechnologies

  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

biotechnological \-ˌtek-nə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play adjective
biotechnologically \-k(ə-)lē\play adverb
biotechnologist \-tek-ˈnäl-ə-jəst\play noun




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