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Pronunciation:  `bIowtek'nâlujee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments
  2. [n]  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"

BIOTECHNOLOGY is a 13 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: bioengineering, ergonomics
 See Also: applied science, bioremediation, engineering, engineering science, gene-splicing, genetic engineering, molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology, technology



Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The industrial use of living organisms or biological techniques developed through basic research. Biotechnology products include antibiotics, insulin, interferon, recombinant DNA, and techniques such as waste recycling.

Much older forms of biotechnology include breadmaking, cheesemaking and brewing wine and beer.

  1. The scientific manipulation of living organ- isms, especially at the molecular genetic level, to produce useful products. Gene splicing and use of recombinant DNA (rDNA) are major techniques used.
  2. A set of biological techniques developed through basic research and now applied to research and product development. In particular, biotechnology refers to the use by industry of recombinant DNA, cell fusion, and new bioprocessing techniques.