Definition of biotechnology in English:

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biotechnology

Pronunciation: /ˌbīōtekˈnäləjē/

noun

The exploitation of biological processes for industrial and other purposes, especially the genetic manipulation of microorganisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: bi·o·tech·nol·o·gy

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