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bioengineering

[bahy-oh-en-juh-neer-ing] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌɛn dʒəˈnɪər ɪŋ/
noun
1.
Also called biomedical engineering. the application of engineering principles and techniques to problems in medicine and biology, as the design and production of artificial limbs and organs.
2.
the branch of engineering that deals with applications of biological processes to the manufacture of products, as the use of fermentation to produce beer.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; bio- + engineering
Related forms
bioengineer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bioengineer

bioengineering

/ˌbaɪəʊˌɛndʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ/
noun
1.
the design and manufacture of aids, such as artificial limbs, to rectify defective body functions
2.
the design, manufacture, and maintenance of engineering equipment used in biosynthetic processes, such as fermentation
Derived Forms
bioengineer, noun
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bioengineer in Science
bioengineering
  (bī'ō-ěn'jə-nîr'ĭng)   
See biomedical engineering.
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