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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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