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regulatory agency

Pronunciation:  reg-U-luh-tOr-E A-juhn-sE
  
Definition :A government organization that is responsible for overseeing how certain types of industries conduct business. Congress oversees regulatory agencies.
  
Facts: The Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Evnironmental Protection Agency are all involved in genetic engineering as it is practiced in the United States.

  
  
Related Terms:FDA, USDA