Biotechnology. a fermentation vat for the production of living organisms, as bacteria or yeast, used in industrial processes such as waste recycling or in the manufacture of drugs or other products.
An apparatus, such as a large fermentation chamber, for growing organisms such as bacteria or yeast under controlled conditions. Bioreactors are used in the biotechnological production of substances such as pharmaceuticals, antibodies, or vaccines, or for the bioconversion of organic waste.
a place, locale, or area that constitutes a natural ecological community. bioregion (bī’ō-rē’jən) An area constituting a natural ecological community with characteristic flora, fauna, and environmental conditions and bounded by natural rather than artificial borders.
the belief that human activity, including environmental and social policies, should be based on ecological or geographical boundaries rather than economic or political boundaries.
the investigation of the nature of living organisms; biological research. biotechnology.
an area preserving wildlife, landforms, and waterways while providing appropriate public use and enjoyment of a natural environment.