Definition of bioengineering
1 : biological or medical application of engineering principles or engineering equipment —called also biomedical engineering
2 : the application of biological techniques (such as genetic recombination) to create modified versions of organisms (such as crops); especially : genetic engineering
Recent Examples of bioengineering from the Web
Rebecca Richards-Kortum is a professor in Rice University’s bioengineering...
Benjamin Schmiesing, Fountain Valley High School Major: bioengineering (biotechnology) Why this school?
A nameless city inhabited by scavengers and the remnants of failed bioengineering experiments is dominated by a corporation known simply as the Company.
Co-valedictorian Madeleine Hapanowicz will study bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh.
I.V.G. requires layers of complicated bioengineering.
The engineered bone marrow gives donor blood-forming stem cells a place to live without destroying the patient’s own bone marrow, said Shyni Varghese, a bioengineering professor at UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering.
Tostanoski, a McDonogh School alumnae from Catonsville, working in University of Maryland bioengineering lab, has embraced a different approach: transform the T-cells.
Current school: Stanford University Area of study: bioengineering, possibly a dance minor Recent projects: Is one of only five girls selected yearly for Stanford’s dance team, the Stanford Dollies.
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Medical Definition of bioengineering
1: biological or medical application of engineering principles (as the theory of control systems in models of the nervous system) or engineering equipment (as in the construction of artificial organs)—called also biomedical engineering
2: the application of biological techniques (as genetic recombination) to create modified versions of organisms (as crops); especially : genetic engineering
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