What does biotechnology mean?

Definitions for biotechnology
ˌbaɪ oʊ tɛkˈnɒl ə dʒibiotech·nol·o·gy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. biotechnology, biotechnoun

    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"

  2. biotechnology, bioengineering, ergonomicsnoun

    the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments

Wiktionary

  1. biotechnologynoun

    the use of living organisms (especially microorganisms) in industrial, agricultural, medical and other technological applications

  2. biotechnologynoun

    the application of the principles and practices of engineering and technology to the life sciences

Freebase

  1. Biotechnology

    Biotechnology is the use of living systems and organisms to develop or make useful products, or "any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use". Depending on the tools and applications, it often overlaps with the fields of bioengineering and biomedical engineering. For thousands of years, humankind has used biotechnology in agriculture, food production and medicine. The term itself is largely believed to have been coined in 1919 by Hungarian engineer Karl Ereky. In the late 20th and early 21st century, biotechnology has expanded to include new and diverse sciences such as genomics, recombinant gene technologies, applied immunology, and development of pharmaceutical therapies and diagnostic tests.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Biotechnology

    Body of knowledge related to the use of organisms, cells or cell-derived constituents for the purpose of developing products which are technically, scientifically and clinically useful. Alteration of biologic function at the molecular level (i.e., GENETIC ENGINEERING) is a central focus; laboratory methods used include TRANSFECTION and CLONING technologies, sequence and structure analysis algorithms, computer databases, and gene and protein structure function analysis and prediction.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of biotechnology in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of biotechnology in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of biotechnology in a Sentence

  1. Katy Martin:

    All of our winners are responsible for incrementally pushing the envelope in terms of what type of biotechnology we have available to us to use in space in the moment, the vision we work toward is making smaller, more portable, more flexible, lower maintenance laboratory equipment that can be taken to the moon and Mars.

  2. Will Danoff:

    In the strong-performing health care sector, I could have done a much better job with surging biotechnology stocks, notable mistakes included not owning enough Amgen, a biotech firm that made excellent advances, and avoiding index stock Allergan, the specialty drug company that announced plans to be acquired by Actavis.

  3. Andre Choulika:

    If Europe does that, I think they will probably send themselves into the stone age of agricultural biotechnology.

  4. Jake Sullivan:

    Trump is literally leaving a vacuum for China to fill, you've got someone in the Oval Office who is fixated on steel, coal and battleships, instead of quantum computing, AI (artificial intelligence) and biotechnology.

  5. Ken Dychtwald:

    The talent migrating into the field is like nothing I've seen in my 40 years in the field, and they're convinced there is nothing you can't do if you can turn biotechnology into information technology.

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Translations for biotechnology

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  • Biotechnik, BiotechnologieGerman
  • βιοτεχνολογίαGreek
  • biotecnologíaSpanish
  • bioteknologia, biotekniikkaFinnish
  • biotechnologieFrench
  • biteicneolaíochtIrish
  • जैव प्रौद्योगिकीHindi
  • բիոտեխնոլոգիաArmenian
  • biotecnologiaItalian
  • ಜೈವಿಕ ತಂತ್ರಜ್ಞಾನKannada
  • биотехноло́гияRussian
  • உயிரி தொழில்நுட்பவியல்Tamil
  • hayaghimuanTagalog
  • biyoteknolojiTurkish

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