Definitions 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”
    synonyms: biotech
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    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
    type of:
    molecular biology
    the branch of biology that studies the structure and activity of macromolecules essential to life (and especially with their genetic role)
  2. noun
    the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments
    synonyms: bioengineering, ergonomics
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    type of:
    applied science, engineering, engineering science, technology
    the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems
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