Definition of biotechnology in English:



  • The exploitation of biological processes for industrial and other purposes, especially the genetic manipulation of microorganisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc.

    • ‘It lays at the bottom of a great deal of the general disquiet regarding the age of biotechnology.’
    • ‘The use of enzymes to tenderize meat sounds like a product of modern biotechnology, but is an ancient technique.’
    • ‘Out of the knowledge acquired by modern biology, modern biotechnology is growing.’
    • ‘India has very good research groups and industries are coming in to invest in biotechnology.’
    • ‘Doesn't this new product prove that biotechnology can be used for good purposes?’
    • ‘None of the supposed problems raised in the biotech debate were either substantial or specific to biotechnology.’
    • ‘The rapid evolution of biotechnology often outpaces our ability to question the progress.’
    • ‘All new industries have growing pains but few face the challenges of biotechnology.’
    • ‘Since then he has worked in a variety of areas ranging from mechanical engineering, biotechnology and materials.’
    • ‘Advances in biotechnology and genetic engineering are making it easier to manufacture and handle other agents.’
    • ‘In the case of biotechnology, markets had to emerge to justify the products.’
    • ‘The same can be said about a new survey of attitudes to biotechnology and genetically modified foods.’
    • ‘The money is to be given to projects ranging from biotechnology and semiconductors to the creative industries and oil and gas.’
    • ‘As you can see, biotechnology is a growth industry no student can afford to ignore.’
    • ‘Fundamental to his belief is tremendous growth potential for biotechnology.’