[ bahy-oh-stuh-tis-tiks ]

noun(used with a singular verb)
  1. the application of statistics to biological and medical data.

Origin of biostatistics

First recorded in 1945–50; bio- + statistics

Other words from biostatistics

  • bi·o·stat·is·ti·cian [bahy-oh-stat-uh-stish-uhn], /ˌbaɪ oʊˌstæt əˈstɪʃ ən/, noun

Words Nearby biostatistics Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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