[ bahy-oh-tuh-lem-i-tree ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ təˈlɛm ɪ tri /


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.

Origin of biotelemetry

First recorded in 1960–65; bio- + telemetry

Related forms

bi·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


/ (ˌbaɪəʊtɪˈlɛmɪtrɪ) /


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 Forms

biotelemetric (ˌbaɪəʊtɛlɪˈmɛtrɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for biotelemetry


[ bī′ō-tə-lĕmĭ-trē ]


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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