Definition:Biotechnology

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English

Alternative forms

  • Abbreviated as biotech

Etymology

From bio- + technology

Pronunciation

  • () /ˈbaɪəʊˌtɛk.nɒl.əʊ.dʒɪi/

Noun

  1. the use of living organisms (especially microorganisms) in industrial, agricultural, medical and other technological applications
  2. the application of the principles and practices of engineering and technology to the life sciences

Derived terms

  • biotechnological

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