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Noun: biotechnology  ,bI-ow,tek'nó-lu-jee
  1. 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";
    - biotech
     
  2. The branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments
    - bioengineering, ergonomics

Derived forms: biotechnologies

Type of: applied science, engineering, engineering science, molecular biology, technology

Encyclopedia: Biotechnology