1. The branch of engineering science in which biological Science is used to study the relation between workers and their environments.A developing science that involves the introduction of inorganic replacements for biological tissues and the general study of how technology can be implemented into biological related areas. (biology-online.org)
2. The study of biology through the means of engineering with an emphasis on applied knowledge and especially related to biotechnology.
3. 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. (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. )
The design and manufacture of aids, such as artificial limbs, to rectify defective body functions (Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003)
5. (Engineering / General Engineering)
The design, manufacture, and maintenance of engineering equipment used in biosynthetic processes, such as fermentation (Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003)
Syn: Biomedical engineering, Genetic engineering.