[ bahy-oh-aw-tog-ruh-fee ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ ɔˈtɒg rə fi /
an analytical technique in which organic compounds are separated by chromatography and identified by studying their effects on microorganisms.
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Related formsbi·o·au·to·graph [bahy-oh-aw-tuh-graf, -grahf] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈɔ təˌgræf, -ˌgrɑf/, nounbi·o·au·to·graph·ic, adjective
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