short for: biotechnology
A technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. Pre-1970, the term was primarily used in the food processing and agriculture industries, but it has since expanded to refer to genetic engineering, artificial selection, and hybridization.
The reason why this term is included in NetLingo is because while it combines disciplines like genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, and cell biology, it is in turn linked to practical disciplines like chemical engineering, information technology, and robotics.
NetLingo Classification: Net Technology