biophysics

[ 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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Origin of biophysics

First recorded in 1890–95; bio- + physics

OTHER WORDS FROM biophysics

bi·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
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British Dictionary definitions for biophysical

biophysics
/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈfɪzɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the physics of biological processes and the application of methods used in physics to biology

Derived forms of biophysics

biophysical, adjectivebiophysically, adverbbiophysicist (ˌbaɪəʊˈfɪzɪsɪst), noun
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Medical definitions for biophysical

biophysics
[ bī′ō-fĭzĭks ]

n.

The study of biological processes using the theories and tools of physics.
The study of physical processes occurring in living organisms.

Other words from biophysics

bi′o•physi•cal adj.bi′o•physi•cal•ly adv.bi′o•physi•cist n.
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Scientific definitions for biophysical

biophysics
[ bī′ō-fĭzĭks ]

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

biophysics

The study of living things using the techniques of physics.

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