Definition of Biotechnology

1. Noun. The branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes. "Biotechnology produced genetically altered bacteria that solved the problem"




2. Noun. The branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments.
Exact synonyms: Bioengineering, Ergonomics
Generic synonyms: Applied Science, Engineering, Engineering Science, Technology
Derivative terms: Ergonomic

Definition of Biotechnology

1. Noun. the use of living organisms (especially microorganisms) in industrial, agricultural, medical and other technological applications ¹

2. Noun. the application of the principles and practices of engineering and technology to the life sciences ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Biotechnology

1. [n -GIES]

Medical Definition of Biotechnology

1. A set of biological techniques developed through basic research and now applied to research and product development. In particular, the use by industry of recombinant DNA, cell fusion, and new bioprocessing techniques. Biotechnology products include antibiotics, insulin, interferon, recombinant DNA, and techniques such as waste recycling. Much older forms of biotechnology include breadmaking, cheese making and brewing wine and beer. (19 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Biotechnology

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biotechnical engineering
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biotechnologies
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biotechnology (current term)
biotechs
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bioterrorism
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Literary usage of Biotechnology

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1. Papers and Proceedings of the Surgeon General's Conference on Agricultural edited by Melvin L. Myers (1994)
"D. biotechnology Specialist National Wildlife Federation Dr. Ronald D. Eckoff: Our final presenter this morning is Dr. Jane Rissler, who will be speaking ..."

2. Technology and Innovation in the International Economy by Charles Cooper (1994)
"For example, many of the new biotechnology firms have not yet begun to make ... However, biotechnology has already begun to have some important effects. ..."

3. Turning Science Into Business: Patenting and Licensing at Public Research by (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, OECD Staff, Oecd (2003)
"Discussions in German technology transfer circles have focused on the development by public research organisations (PROs) of biotechnology spin-off and ..."

4. Pan-Organizational Summit on the U.S. Science and Engineering Workforce by Marye Anne Fox, ( (2003)
"The US biotechnology industry workforce has been growing 14 to 17 percent annually over the last six years and is now over 190000 and conservatively ..."

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