bioengineer

verb
bio·en·gi·neer | \ ˌbi-(ˌ)ō-ˌen-jə-ˈnir \
bioengineered; bioengineering; bioengineers

Definition of bioengineer 

transitive verb

: to modify or produce by bioengineering bioengineered insulin

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bioengineer noun

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Even before Crispr technology, there were national security concerns that malicious state actors (North Korea, Iran, Russia, China) or terrorists could bioengineer a virus or a bacteria to be more lethal and easier to transmit. WSJ, "Crispr: Both Vishnu and Shiva—Preserver, Destroyer," 25 July 2017 As The New York Times’ Tom Mashberg reports, the State University of New York at Albany has also invested in trying to figure out how to bioengineer unique signatures for art. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "Can Giving Paintings Their Own DNA Stop Art Forgery?," 17 May 2017 As The New York Times’ Tom Mashberg reports, the State University of New York at Albany has also invested in trying to figure out how to bioengineer unique signatures for art. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "Can Giving Paintings Their Own DNA Stop Art Forgery?," 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of bioengineer

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bioengineer was in 1951

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bioengineer

noun
bio·en·gi·neer | \ -ˌen-jə-ˈni(ə)r \

Medical Definition of bioengineer 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a person specializing in bioengineering

bioengineer

transitive verb

Medical Definition of bioengineer (Entry 2 of 2)

: to modify or produce by bioengineering bioengineered insulin

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