bio technologist

biotechnology

[bahy-oh-tek-nol-uh-jee]
noun
the use of living organisms or other biological systems in the manufacture of drugs or other products or for environmental management, as in waste recycling: includes the use of bioreactors in manufacturing, microorganisms to degrade oil slicks or organic waste, genetically engineered bacteria to produce human hormones, and monoclonal antibodies to identify antigens.


Origin:
1940–45; bio- + technology

biotechnical [bahy-oh-tek-ni-kuhl] , biotechnological [bahy-oh-tek-nl-oj-i-kuhl] , adjective
biotechnologically, adverb
biotechnologist, noun
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biotechnology (ˌbaɪəʊtɛkˈnɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
1.  (in industry) the technique of using microorganisms, such as bacteria, to perform chemical processing, such as waste recycling, or to produce other materials, such as beer and wine, cheese, antibiotics, and (using genetic engineering) hormones, vaccines, etc
2.  another name for ergonomics
 
biotechnological
 
adj
 
biotechno'logically
 
adv
 
biotech'nologist
 
n

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biotechnology
1947, "use of machinery in relation to human needs;" 1972 in sense of "use of biological processes in industrial production," from bio- + technology.
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biotechnology bi·o·tech·nol·o·gy (bī'ō-těk-nŏl'ə-jē)
n.

  1. The use of microorganisms, such as bacteria or yeasts, or biological substances, such as enzymes, to perform specific industrial or manufacturing processes. Applications include production of certain drugs, synthetic hormones, and bulk foodstuffs.

  2. The application of the principles of engineering and technology to the life sciences.

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biotechnology   (bī'ō-těk-nŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. The use of a living organism to solve an engineering problem or perform an industrial task. Using bacteria that feed on hydrocarbons to clean up an oil spill is one example of biotechnology.

  2. The use of biological substances or techniques to engineer or manufacture a product or substance, as when cells that produce antibodies are cloned in order to study their effects on cancer cells. See more at genetic engineering.


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