from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The application of engineering principles to the fields of biology and medicine, as in the development of aids or replacements for defective or missing body organs. Also called biomedical engineering.
- n. Genetic engineering.
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- n. The applications of the principles of engineering to any of the biological or medical sciences
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. biological science applied to the study the relation between workers and their environments.
- n. the application of engineeering principles to solve problems in medicine, such as the design of artificial limbs or organs; -- called also biomedical engineering.
- n. the branch of engineering dealing with the application of biological processes to the solution of practical problems, such as the manufacture of products by fermentation, the production and use of enzymes for various purposes, the use of microorganisms in environmental cleanup, etc.; -- called also biotechnology.
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- n. the branch of engineering science in which biological science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments
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