bioacoustics

[ bahy-oh-uh-koo-stiks or, especially British, -uh-kou- ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ əˈku stɪks or, especially British, -əˈkaʊ- /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the science of sounds produced by or affecting living organisms, as for communication or echolocation.

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Origin of bioacoustics

First recorded in 1955–60; bio- + acoustics

OTHER WORDS FROM bioacoustics

bi·o·a·cous·ti·cal, adjective
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Medical definitions for bioacoustics

bioacoustics
[ bī′ō-ə-kōōstĭks ]

n.

The study of sounds produced by or affecting living organisms, especially those sounds involved in communication.
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