Medical Dictionary


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

Medical Definition of BIOTECHNOLOGY

:  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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