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biotechnologynoun [U]

uk   /ˌbaɪ.əʊ.tekˈnɒl.ə.dʒi/  us   /-oʊ.tekˈnɑː.lə-/ (informal biotech, uk   /ˈbaɪ.əʊ.tek/  us   /-oʊ-/ )
the use of ​living things, ​especiallycells and ​bacteria, in ​industrialprocesses: a biotech ​company/​firm
(Definition of biotechnology from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 ​industrialprocesses
(Definition of biotechnology from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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biotechnologynoun [U or C]

uk   us   /ˌbaɪəʊtekˈnɒlədʒi/ (plural biotechnologies) (also informal biotech)
PRODUCTION the use of ​living things, especially ​cells and bacteria, in ​industrialprocesses: 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)
Translations of “biotechnology”
in Spanish Biotecnología…
in Vietnamese công nghệ sinh học…
in Malaysian bioteknologi…
in Thai เทคโนโลยีชีวภาพ…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生物技术, 生物工艺学…
in Turkish biyoteknoloji…
in Russian биотехнология…
in Indonesian bioteknologi…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生物技術, 生物工藝學…
in Polish biotechnologia…
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