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biostatistics

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

noun (used with a singular verb)

the application of statistics to biological and medical data.

Nearby words

biospectroscopy, biospeleology, biosphere, biospheric, biostatics, biostatistics, biostratigraphy, biostrome, biosurgery, biosynthesis, biosynthetic

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
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Medicine definitions for biostatistics

biostatistics

[ bī′ō-stə-tĭstĭks ]

n.

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