[ bahy-oh-in-fer-mat-iks ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˌɪn fərˈmæt ɪks /
noun (used with a singular verb)
the retrieval and analysis of biochemical and biological data using mathematics and computer science, as in the study of genomes.
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British Dictionary definitions for bioinformatics
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˌɪnfəˈmætɪks) /
noun (functioning as singular)
the branch of information science concerned with large databases of biochemical or pharmaceutical information
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Scientific definitions for bioinformatics
[ bī′ō-ĭn′fər-măt′ĭks ]
Used with a singular verb Information technology as applied to the life sciences, especially the technology used for the collection and analysis of genomic data.
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