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English definition of “biotechnology”

biotechnology

noun [U]     /ˌbaɪ.əʊ.tekˈnɒl.ə.dʒi/ US  /-oʊ.tekˈnɑː.lə-/ (informal biotech, /ˈbaɪ.əʊ.tek/ US  /-oʊ-/)
the use of living things, especially cells and bacteria, in industrial processes: a biotech company/firmAnimal and plant biology - general words
(Definition of biotechnology noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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