[ bahy-oh-fiz-iks ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈfɪz ɪks /
noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of biology that applies the methods of physics to the study of biological structures and processes.
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OTHER WORDS FROM biophysicsbi·o·phys·i·cal [bahy-oh-fiz-i-kuh l] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈfɪz ɪ kəl/, adjectivebi·o·phys·i·cal·ly, adverbbi·o·phys·i·cist [bahy-oh-fiz-uh-sist] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈfɪz ə sɪst/, noun
Words nearby biophysics
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Example sentences from the Web for biophysical
The biophysical system within which this projection took and takes place underwent and still undergoes major changes.
They are reflected in the biophysical reality of the human being itself.
British Dictionary definitions for biophysical
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈfɪzɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the physics of biological processes and the application of methods used in physics to biology
Derived forms of biophysicsbiophysical, adjectivebiophysically, adverbbiophysicist (ˌbaɪəʊˈfɪzɪsɪst), noun
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Medical definitions for biophysical
[ bī′ō-fĭz′ĭks ]
The study of biological processes using the theories and tools of physics.
The study of physical processes occurring in living organisms.
Other words from biophysicsbi′o•phys′i•cal adj.bi′o•phys′i•cal•ly adv.bi′o•phys′i•cist n.
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Scientific definitions for biophysical
[ bī′ō-fĭz′ĭks ]
The scientific study of biological processes in terms of the laws of physics. Phenomena such as echolocation in bats and the stresses and strains in skeletal and muscular structures are analyzed and explained in biophysics.
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Cultural definitions for biophysical
The study of living things using the techniques of physics.
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