biotechnology etymology

English word biotechnology comes from English science, English bio- (Life. Organic life.)

Detailed word origin of biotechnology

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
science English (eng) (transitive, colloquial, humorous) To use science to solve a problem.. (transitive, dated) To cause to become versed in science; to make skilled; to instruct. (countable) A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability. [from 14th c.]. (now, only, _, theology) The fact of knowing [...]
bio- English (eng) Life. Organic life.
biotechnology English (eng) The application of the principles and practices of engineering and technology to the life sciences.. The use of living organisms (especially microorganisms) in industrial, agricultural, medical and other technological applications.

Words with the same origin as biotechnology

Descendants of science
Descendants of bio-
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