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biotelemetry

[ bahy-oh-tuh-lem-i-tree ]

noun

  1. the tracking of a free-ranging animal, or the monitoring of one or more of its physiological conditions, by means of electronic equipment that receives signals from a radio transmitter or similar device attached to or embedded in the animal.


biotelemetry

/ ˌbaɪəʊtɛlɪˈmɛtrɪk; ˌbaɪəʊtɪˈlɛmɪtrɪ /

noun

  1. the monitoring of biological functions in humans or animals by means of a miniature transmitter that sends data to a distant point to be read by electronic instruments


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Derived Forms

  • biotelemetric, adjective
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Other Words From

  • bio·te·leme·ter noun
  • bi·o·tel·e·met·ric [bahy-oh-tel-, uh, -, me, -trik], adjective
  • bio·tele·metri·cal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of biotelemetry1

First recorded in 1960–65; bio- + telemetry ( def )

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