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biotechnology

noun [U]     /ˌbaɪ.əʊ.tekˈnɒl.ə.dʒi/ US  /-oʊ.tekˈnɑː.lə-/ (informal biotech,   /ˈbaɪ.əʊ.tek/   US  /-oʊ-/)
the use of living things, especially cells and bacteria , in industrial processes : a biotech company / firm Animal and plant biology - general words
(Definition of biotechnology noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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