Meaning of “genetic engineering” in the English Dictionary

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"genetic engineering" in British English

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genetic engineeringnoun [ U ]

uk /dʒəˌnet.ɪk en.dʒɪˈnɪə.rɪŋ/ us /dʒəˌnet̬.ɪk ˌen.dʒɪˈnɪr.ɪŋ/

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"genetic engineering" in American English

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genetic engineeringnoun [ U ]

biology the science of changing the structure of the genes (= specific chemical patterns) of a living thing, used esp. in developing new food products and in medicine

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"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 food products and in medicine

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