[ bahy-oh-stuh-tis-tiks ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ stəˈtɪs tɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the application of statistics to biological and medical data.

Origin of biostatistics

First recorded in 1945–50; bio- + statistics
Related formsbi·o·stat·is·ti·cian [bahy-oh-stat-uh-stish-uh n] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌstæt əˈstɪʃ ən/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for biostatistician


[ bī′ō-stə-tĭstĭks ]


The science of statistics applied to the analysis of biological or medical data.
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