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Definition of "bioengineering" [bi•o•en•gin•eer•ing]

  • 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. (noun)
  • Genetic engineering. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bioengineering" in a sentence
  • "Please, pull your heads out of your tail ends and create an individual thought, because that is what true liberty entails. (for future response to those who will cloak behind your answer that I am probably just another 'lazy, dope smoking' liberal, I work full-time and am majoring in bioengineering, not an elitist, just an idealist)"
  • "But if you're sitting there in bioengineering class dreaming about space flight, you're missing the boat."
  • "Researchers hope that the discovery will lead to developments in bioengineering to help deal with climate change, or provide alternative energy sources."