bioengineering

noun bio·en·gi·neer·ing \ -ˌen-jə-ˈnir-iŋ \
|Updated on: 14 Aug 2018

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

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First Known Use of bioengineering

1950

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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bioengineering

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

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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