bioinstrumentation

[ bahy-oh-in-struh-men-tey-shuhn ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˌɪn strə mɛnˈteɪ ʃən /

noun

the use of sensors and other instruments to record and transmit physiological data from persons or other living things, as in space flight.
such instruments collectively.

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Origin of bioinstrumentation

First recorded in 1960–65; bio- + instrumentation

Words nearby bioinstrumentation

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