[ bahy-oh-sen-ser, -sawr, bahy-oh-sen- ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈsɛn sər, -sɔr, ˈbaɪ oʊˌsɛn- /


a device that senses and transmits information about a biological process, as blood pressure, of an individual under observation.

Nearby words

  1. biosafety,
  2. bioscience,
  3. bioscope,
  4. bioscopic,
  5. bioscopy,
  6. biosocial,
  7. biosociology,
  8. biosolids,
  9. biospectrometry,
  10. biospectroscopy

Origin of biosensor Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for biosensor


[ bīō-sĕn′sər, -sôr ]


A device that detects, records, and transmits information regarding a physiological change or process.
A device that uses biological materials to monitor the presence of various chemicals in a substance.

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