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Definition of Biotechnology
(bi´o tek´näl´ o je) n. [Gr. < bios, life] [Gr. technologia,
systematic treatment: see TECHNIC & LOGY]
1. Biotechnology is a set of powerful tools
that employ living organisms (or
part of organisms) to make or modify products, improve plants or animals, or develop
microorganisms for specific uses. 2.Early biotechnology includes
traditional animal and plant breeding techniques, and the use of yeast in making bread,
beer, wine and cheese.3. Modern biotechnology includes
industrial use of recombinant DNA, cell fusion, novel bioprocessing techniques, and
Source: National Science and Technology Council, July 1995.
Definition of Medical Technology