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[bahy-oh-uh-koo-stiks or, esp. British, -uh-kou-] /ˌbaɪ oʊ əˈku stɪks or, esp. British, -əˈkaʊ-/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the science of sounds produced by or affecting living organisms, as for communication or echolocation.
Origin of bioacoustics
First recorded in 1955-60; bio- + acoustics
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bioacoustical, adjective Unabridged
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bioacoustics in Medicine

bioacoustics bi·o·a·cous·tics (bī'ō-ə-kōō'stĭks)
The study of sounds produced by or affecting living organisms, especially those sounds involved in communication.

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