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bi·o·tech·nol·o·gy

 (bī′ō-tĕk-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The use of living organisms or biological processes for the purpose of developing useful agricultural, industrial, or medical products, especially by means of techniques, such as genetic engineering, that involve the modification of genes.

bi′o·tech′ni·cal (-nĭ-kəl) adj.
bi′o·tech′no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.

biotechnology

(ˌbaɪəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Biochemistry) (in industry) the technique of using microorganisms, such as bacteria, to perform chemical processing, such as waste recycling, or to produce other materials, such as beer and wine, cheese, antibiotics, and (using genetic engineering) hormones, vaccines, etc
2. (Psychology) another name for ergonomics
biotechnological adj
ˌbioˌtechnoˈlogically adv
ˌbiotechˈnologist n

bi•o•tech•nol•o•gy

(ˌbaɪ oʊ tɛkˈnɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the use of living organisms or other biological systems in the manufacture of drugs or for environmental management.
[1940–45]
bi`o•tech′ni•cal (-nɪ kəl) bi`o•tech`no•log′i•cal (-nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
bi`o•tech•nol′o•gist, n.

bi·o·tech·nol·o·gy

(bī′ō-tĕk-nŏl′ə-jē)
1. The use of a living organism to solve an engineering problem or perform an industrial task. Using bacteria that feed on hydrocarbons to clean up an oil spill is one example of biotechnology.
2. The use of biological substances to engineer or manufacture a product or substance, as when cells that produce antibodies are cloned in order to study their effects on cancer cells. See more at genetic engineering.

biotechnology

ergonomics. — biotechnologist, n. — biotechnologie, biotechnological, adj.
See also: Mankind
ergonomics.
See also: Environment
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biotechnology - the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processesbiotechnology - 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"
molecular biology - the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)
bioremediation - the branch of biotechnology that uses biological process to overcome environmental problems
gene-splicing, genetic engineering, recombinant DNA technology - the technology of preparing recombinant DNA in vitro by cutting up DNA molecules and splicing together fragments from more than one organism
2.biotechnology - the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environmentsbiotechnology - the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments
applied science, engineering science, technology, engineering - the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems; "he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"
Translations
biotechnológia

biotechnology

[ˌbaɪəʊtekˈnɒlədʒɪ] Nbiotecnología f

biotechnology

[ˌbaɪəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒi] nbiotechnologie f

biotechnology

[ˌbaɪəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ] nbiotecnologia

biotechnology

n biotecnología
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