Meaning of “biotechnology” in the English Dictionary

"biotechnology" in British English

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biotechnologynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌbaɪ.əʊ.tekˈnɒl.ə.dʒi/ us /ˌbaɪ.oʊ.tekˈnɑː.lə.dʒi/ informal biotech, uk /ˈbaɪ.əʊ.tek/ us /-oʊ-/

the use of living things, especially cells and bacteria, in industrial processes:

a biotech company/firm

(Definition of “biotechnology” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"biotechnology" in American English

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biotechnologynoun [ U ]

us /ˌbɑɪ·oʊ·tekˈnɑl·ə·dʒi/ short form biotech

the use of living things, esp. cells and bacteria, in industrial processes

(Definition of “biotechnology” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"biotechnology" in Business English

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biotechnologynoun [ U or C ]

uk /ˌbaɪəʊtekˈnɒlədʒi/ us plural biotechnologies also informal biotech

PRODUCTION the use of living things, especially cells and bacteria, in industrial processes:

They are active in the field of biotechnology.
It is the world's largest biotechnology organization.
biotechnological
adjective also informal biotech

biotechnological innovations

(Definition of “biotechnology” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)