[ 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.
Related formsbi·o·a·cous·ti·cal, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Medicine definitions for bioacoustics
[ bī′ō-ə-kōō′stĭks ]
The study of sounds produced by or affecting living organisms, especially those sounds involved in communication.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.