bioinformatics

[ bahy-oh-in-fer-mat-iks ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˌɪn fərˈmæt ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)Computers, Genetics.

the retrieval and analysis of biochemical and biological data using mathematics and computer science, as in the study of genomes.

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Origin of bioinformatics

First recorded in 1975–80; bio- + informatics
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British Dictionary definitions for bioinformatics

bioinformatics
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˌɪnfəˈmætɪks) /

noun (functioning as singular)

the branch of information science concerned with large databases of biochemical or pharmaceutical information
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Medical definitions for bioinformatics

bioinformatics
[ bī′ō-ĭn′fər-mătĭks ]

n.

Information technology as applied to the life sciences, especially the technology used for the collection, storage, and retrieval of genomic data.
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Scientific definitions for bioinformatics

bioinformatics
[ bī′ō-ĭn′fər-mătĭks ]

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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