From New World Encyclopedia


Alternative forms

  • Abbreviated as biotech


From bio- + technology


  • () /ˈbaɪəʊˌtɛk.nɒl.əʊ.dʒɪi/


  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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