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.

Nearby words

  1. biota,
  2. biotech,
  3. biotech.,
  4. biotechnological,
  5. biotechnology,
  6. bioterrorism,
  7. biotherapy,
  8. biotic,
  9. biotic factor,
  10. biotic potential

Origin of biotelemetry

First recorded in 1960–65; bio- + telemetry

Related formsbi·o·te·lem·e·ter, nounbi·o·tel·e·met·ric [bahy-oh-tel-uh-me-trik] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌtɛl əˈmɛ trɪk/, adjectivebi·o·tel·e·met·ri·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for biotelemetry



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
Derived Formsbiotelemetric (ˌbaɪəʊtɛlɪˈmɛtrɪk), adjective

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Medicine definitions for biotelemetry




The monitoring, recording, and measuring of a living organism's basic physiological functions, such as heart rate, muscle activity, and body temperature, by the use of telemetry techniques.

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