Definition of bioengineering in English:


Syllabification: bi·o·en·gi·neer·ing
Pronunciation: /ˌbīōˌenjəˈni(ə)riNG


  • 1 another term for genetic engineering.
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    • With all the recent work involving the genetic code and bioengineering, will future generations be able to sue their ancestors for passing on inferior genes?
    • Most farms today, especially large meat and dairy farms, are corporate behemoths with tractors the size of luxury yachts, and with their soil and animals enhanced by genetics and bioengineering.
    • Biotechnology applications to animal husbandry have been patented and commercialized, and major corporations invest in animal bioengineering.
  • 2The use of artificial tissues, organs, or organ components to replace damaged or absent parts of the body, such as artificial limbs and heart pacemakers.
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    • All the technology present in the OR was explained, from medical research and bioengineering to computer technology and patient care perspectives.
    • Working together, we can increase the understanding of how advances in biomedical imaging and bioengineering can be applied to improve public health.
    • Information on all aspects of NIBIB structure and operations and on activities related to biomedical imaging and bioengineering in general is available on the site.
  • 3The use in engineering or industry of biological organisms or processes.
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    • Narayanamurti said Harvard will focus on strategic areas, such as bioengineering and the interface of biology and applied physics, math and computer science.
    • The first section, Part I: Fundamentals and Principles, presents basic science and mathematical principles of bioengineering and industrial biotechnology.
    • The idea of using common inkjet printers for laying down biomaterials and even living cells demonstrates how advances in other technological fields provide mature technologies for use in bioengineering.



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  • Many of us are no longer surprised at just about anything we read explaining the achievements of contemporary bioengineers; milestones are actualized with precipitous frequency.
  • The company's bioengineers have genetically inserted into these seeds a protein that acts as a pesticide, killing bugs that feed on corn plants.
  • According to the USDA, 80 percent of soybeans grown in the United States are now genetically modified; 34 percent of the corn grown here is bioengineered.

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