Dictionary.com

bioavailability

[ bahy-oh-uh-vey-luh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ əˌveɪ ləˈbɪl ɪ ti /
Save This Word!

noun Biochemistry.

the extent to which a nutrient or medication can be used by the body.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON AFFECT VS. EFFECT!

In effect, this quiz will prove whether or not you have the skills to know the difference between “affect” and “effect.”
Question 1 of 7
The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.

Origin of bioavailability

First recorded in 1965–70; bio- + availability
bi·o·a·vail·a·ble, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for bioavailability

bioavailability
/ (ˌbaɪəʊəˌveɪləˈbɪlɪtɪ) /

noun

the extent to which a drug or other substance is taken up by a specific tissue or organ after administration; the proportion of the dose of a drug that reaches the systemic circulation intact after administration by a route other than intravenousAlso called: systemic availability
bioavailable, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for bioavailability

bioavailability
[ bī′ō-ə-vā′lə-bĭlĭ-tē ]

n.

The physiological availability of a given amount of a drug, as distinct from its chemical potency.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Learning At Home Just Got Easier!