[ bahy-uh-vahr ]
/ ˈbaɪ əˌvɑr /

noun Bacteriology.

a group of microorganisms, usually bacteria, that have identical genetic but different biochemical or physiological characters.

Nearby words

  1. biotransformation,
  2. biotron,
  3. biotroph,
  4. bioturbation,
  5. biotype,
  6. biovular,
  7. biowarfare,
  8. bioweapon,
  9. bipack,
  10. biparental

Origin of biovar Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for biovar


[ bīō-vâr′, -văr′ ]


A group of bacterial strains that are distinguishable from other strains of the same species on the basis of their physiological characteristics.

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