Definition of biotechnology in English:


Syllabification: bi·o·tech·nol·o·gy
Pronunciation: /ˌbīōtekˈnäləjē


  • The exploitation of biological processes for industrial and other purposes, especially the genetic manipulation of microorganisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc..
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    • As you can see, biotechnology is a growth industry no student can afford to ignore.
    • Advances in biotechnology and genetic engineering are making it easier to manufacture and handle other agents.
    • Out of the knowledge acquired by modern biology, modern biotechnology is growing.

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