Adjective "biotechnology" definition and examples

(Biotechnology may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)tɛkˈnɒlədʒi/

Definitions and examples

noun

The exploitation of biological processes for industrial and other purposes, especially the genetic manipulation of microorganisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc.
  1. 'The money is to be given to projects ranging from biotechnology and semiconductors to the creative industries and oil and gas.'
  2. 'Doesn't this new product prove that biotechnology can be used for good purposes?'
  3. 'The use of enzymes to tenderize meat sounds like a product of modern biotechnology, but is an ancient technique.'
  4. 'None of the supposed problems raised in the biotech debate were either substantial or specific to biotechnology.'
  5. 'As you can see, biotechnology is a growth industry no student can afford to ignore.'
  6. 'Out of the knowledge acquired by modern biology, modern biotechnology is growing.'
  7. 'In the case of biotechnology, markets had to emerge to justify the products.'

More definitions

1. 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.

More examples(as adjective)

"industries can be biotechnology."

"sectors can be biotechnology."

"companies can be biotechnology."

"sciences can be biotechnology."

"medicines can be biotechnology."

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