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English noun: biotechnology

1. biotechnology (cognition) the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes


SamplesBiotechnology produced genetically altered bacteria that solved the problem.


Synonymsbiotech


Broader (hypernym)molecular biology


Narrower (hyponym)bioremediation, gene-splicing, genetic engineering, recombinant DNA technology

2. biotechnology (cognition) the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments


Synonymsbioengineering, ergonomics


Broader (hypernym)applied science, engineering, engineering science, technology









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