[ bahy-oh-mahr-ker ]
/ ˈbaɪ oʊˌmɑr kər /
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.
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British Dictionary definitions for biomarker
/ (ˈbaɪəʊˌmɑːkə) /
another name for biological marker
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Medical definitions for biomarker
[ bī′ō-mär′kər ]
A specific physical trait used to measure or indicate the effects or progress of a disease, illness, or condition.
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