bioengineering

noun
bio·​en·​gi·​neer·​ing | \ ˌbi-(ˌ)ō-ˌen-jə-ˈnir-iŋ How to pronounce bioengineering (audio) \

Definition of bioengineering

1 : the application of engineering principles, practices, and technologies to the fields of medicine and biology especially in solving problems and improving care (as in the design of medical devices and diagnostic equipment or the creation of biomaterials and pharmaceuticals) : biomedical engineering
2 : the application of biological techniques (such as genetic recombination) to create modified versions of organisms (such as crops) especially : genetic engineering

Examples of bioengineering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An alumna of La Jolla’s The Bishop School, Kohani is majoring in bioengineering, with a minor in public policy. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Nov. 2021 Hajiaghamemar started her postdoctorate in the bioengineering department at the University of Pennsylvania. Eric Killelea, San Antonio Express-News, 18 Nov. 2021 Herrema convinced his friend Kenton Kimmel, who was studying bioengineering at Northwestern, to found Newlight Technologies with him in 2003. Alden Wicker, Wired, 13 Oct. 2021 As a bioengineering student, Shaik said she is deterred by Youngkin’s stance on coronavirus vaccines. Washington Post, 23 Sep. 2021 Kip Lund was a detached spectator of politics in early 2020, more focused on his bioengineering job in San Diego than on presidential campaign hubbub. Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 2021 The bioengineering tools required to accomplish the incredible—resurrecting a herd of 6,000-pound animals—are here, in the hands of Durrant, Korody, Hildebrandt, and their respective teams of researchers. Damon Casarez, Popular Mechanics, 2 Aug. 2021 And preserving a species through bioengineering is a fraught, messy process, one that calls into question the sophistication of current reproduction techniques and the merits of meddling with nature. Damon Casarez, Popular Mechanics, 2 Aug. 2021 This hybrid memoir, by an emergency-room psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry and bioengineering, probes the evolutionary origins of human emotions. The New Yorker, 21 June 2021

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First Known Use of bioengineering

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bioengineering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioengineering. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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bioengineering

noun
bio·​en·​gi·​neer·​ing | \ -ˌen-jə-ˈni(ə)r-iŋ How to pronounce bioengineering (audio) \

Medical Definition of bioengineering

1 : the application of engineering principles, practices, and technologies to the fields of medicine and biology especially in solving problems and improving care (as in the design of medical devices and diagnostic equipment or the creation of biomaterials and pharmaceuticals) : 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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