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biotechnology

noun [U] uk   /ˌbaɪ.əʊ.tekˈnɒl.ə.dʒi/ us    /-oʊ.tekˈnɑː.lə-/ (informal biotech,   /ˈbaɪ.əʊ.tek/    /-oʊ-/)
the use of living things, especially cells and bacteria, in industrial processes: a biotech company/firmAnimal and plant biology - general words
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