biophysics [ bahy-oh- fiz-iks ] SHOW IPA / ˌbaɪ oʊˈfɪz ɪks / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun ( used with a singular verb) the branch of biology that applies the methods of physics to the study of biological structures and processes. QUIZZES QUIZ YOURSELF ON “ITS” VS. “IT’S”!
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Origin of biophysics
First recorded in 1890–95;
physics OTHER WORDS FROM biophysics bi·o·phys·i·cal [bahy-oh- fiz-i-k uhl], /ˌbaɪ oʊˈfɪz ɪ kəl/, adjective bi·o·phys·i·cal·ly, adverb bi·o·phys·i·cist [bahy-oh- fiz- uh-sist], /ˌbaɪ oʊˈfɪz ə sɪst/, noun Words nearby biophysics bio-organism
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Example sentences from the Web for biophysics noun (functioning as singular) the physics of biological processes and the application of methods used in physics to biology Derived forms of biophysics biophysical, adjective biophysically, adverb biophysicist ( ˌbaɪəʊˈfɪzɪsɪst), noun
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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•phys ′i•cal adj. bi′o•phys ′i•cal•ly adv. bi′o•phys ′i•cist n.
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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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The study of living things using the techniques of
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