the use of living organisms or other biological systems in the manufacture of drugs or other products or for environmental management, as in waste recycling: includes the use of bioreactors in manufacturing, microorganisms to degrade oil slicks or organic waste, genetically engineered bacteria to produce human hormones, and monoclonal antibodies to identify antigens.
(in industry) the technique of using microorganisms, such as bacteria, to perform chemical processing, such as waste recycling, or to produce other materials, such as beer and wine, cheese, antibiotics, and (using genetic engineering) hormones, vaccines, etc
another name for ergonomics
an analytical technique in which organic compounds are separated by chromatography and identified by studying their effects on microorganisms.
noun a dangerous fast-proliferating organism that could be used as the basis of a biological weapon
noun the precautions taken to protect against the spread of lethal or harmful organisms and diseases
terrorist acts involving the use of harmful agents and products of biological origin, as disease-producing microorganisms or toxins. noun the use of living organisms and their toxic products to kill or incapacitate, esp as a political weapon noun n.