Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Medical Dictionary

biotechnology

play
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




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up biotechnology? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to eat gluttonously or ravenously

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

oily prompt angry maudlin
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ