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biotechnology

 
Noun biotechnology has 2 senses
  1. biotechnology - the branch of molecular biology that studies the use of microorganisms to perform specific industrial processes; "biotechnology produced genetically altered bacteria that solved the problem"
    --1 is a kind of
    molecular biology
    --1 has particulars:
     bioremediation; genetic engineering, gene-splicing, recombinant DNA technology
  2. biotechnology, bioengineering, ergonomics - the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments
    --2 is a kind of engineering, engineering science, applied science, technology
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