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 Caleb Hubbard, a PhD candidate studying veterinary entomology at University of California at Riverside, and Michael Dickinson, a professor of biology and bioengineering at California Institute of Technology, had differing theories. Washington Post, "‘Harris/Fly 2024’: Debate viewers couldn’t look away from the bug on Pence’s head," 8 Oct. 2020 Stayner is a Bountiful, Utah, native who earned bachelor’s degrees in Japanese and material science and engineering and a doctorate in bioengineering from the University of Utah. Todd Nelson, Star Tribune, "Clinic leader brings holistic stance to pain management," 26 Sep. 2020 Gillett is 33, a lawyer who also has a degree in bioengineering. Mark Pazniokas, courant.com, "Connecticut’s new top utility regulator is an outsider who has signaled a new aggressiveness in the role," 31 Aug. 2020 She was awarded a prize for the most outstanding project by an 11th-grade student and first place in bioengineering at the 2019 Northwest Science Expo for her research on machine learning algorithms. oregonlive, "26 Oregon seniors from 18 high schools win top National Merit honors for 2020," 2 June 2020 Matthew Bennett, a professor of biosciences and bioengineering from Rice University who was not involved in the research, told Popular Science by email. Kat Eschner, Popular Science, "Teams of bacteria have working memories remarkably like ours," 29 Apr. 2020 This research team, lead by Manu Prakash, a bioengineering professor, has already put together a comprehensive document available to the public outlining the precise specifications for the mask and what preliminary tests have already been completed. NBC News, "Roger Goodell will cut salary to $0 as NFL announces furloughs and pay cuts," 1 May 2020 Schneider, 37, who holds a doctorate in bioengineering, had read the study about monkeys that indicated survivors of the new coronavirus would, at least at first, be resistant to further infection. Amy Harmon, BostonGlobe.com, "After coronavirus, survivors’ symptoms include relief — and guilt," 11 Apr. 2020 Another key innovation has come from a team of biosciences and bioengineering researchers at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Quartz Staff, Quartz India, "The Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating the adoption of emerging technologies in India," 15 Apr. 2020

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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 26 Nov. 2020.

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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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