genetic engineering Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"genetic engineering" in British English

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genetic engineeringnoun [U]

uk   us  
(the ​science of) ​changing the ​structure of the genes of a ​living thing in ​order to make it ​healthier, ​stronger, or more ​useful to ​humans
(Definition of genetic engineering from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"genetic engineering" in American English

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genetic engineeringnoun [U]

biology the ​science of ​changing the ​structure of the genes (= ​specificchemicalpatterns) of a ​living thing, used esp. in ​developing new ​foodproducts and in ​medicine
(Definition of genetic engineering from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"genetic engineering" in Business English

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genetic engineeringnoun [U]

uk   us   (also genetic modification) PRODUCTION
the ​science of ​changing the ​structure of genes, used especially in ​developing new ​foodproducts and in ​medicine
(Definition of genetic engineering from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “genetic engineering”
in Chinese (Simplified) 遗传(基因)工程(学)…
in Turkish genetik mühendisliği…
in Russian генная инженерия…
in Chinese (Traditional) 遺傳(基因)工程(學)…
in Polish inżynieria genetyczna…
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