biomarker

[ bahy-oh-mahr-ker ]
/ ˈbaɪ oʊˌmɑr kər /

noun

a distinct biochemical, genetic, or molecular characteristic or substance that is an indicator of a particular biological condition or process: a blood test to measure protein biomarkers for cancer.

Nearby words

  1. biolysis,
  2. biolytic,
  3. biomagnetism,
  4. biomagnification,
  5. biomagnify,
  6. biomass,
  7. biomaterial,
  8. biomathematics,
  9. biome,
  10. biomechanics

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British Dictionary definitions for biomarker

biomarker

/ (ˈbaɪəʊˌmɑːkə) /

noun

another name for biological marker
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Medicine definitions for biomarker

biomarker

[ bīō-mär′kər ]

n.

marker
A specific physical trait used to measure or indicate the effects or progress of a disease, illness, or condition.

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