biotechnology \bi`o*tech*nol"o*gy\ n. same as {bioengineering}. [PJC]

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  • biotechnology — ► NOUN ▪ the exploitation of biological processes for industrial and other purposes, especially the genetic manipulation of micro organisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc. DERIVATIVES biotechnological adjective biotechnologist… …   English terms dictionary

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