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bioavailability

[ bahy-oh-uh-vey-luh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ əˌveɪ ləˈbɪl ɪ ti /
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noun Biochemistry.
the extent to which a nutrient or medication can be used by the body.
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Origin of bioavailability

First recorded in 1965–70; bio- + availability

OTHER WORDS FROM bioavailability

bi·o·a·vail·a·ble, adjective
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How to use bioavailability in a sentence

  • This concept of bioavailability has only recently become a topic of research, so there’s not much information yet about what other types of foods we may be improperly quantifying.

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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

Derived forms of bioavailability

bioavailable, adjective
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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.
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