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bioinformatics

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noun plural but singular in construction bio·in·for·mat·ics \ˌbī-ō-in-fər-ˈma-tiks\

Definition of bioinformatics

  1. :  the collection, classification, storage, and analysis of biochemical and biological information using computers especially as applied to molecular genetics and genomics

bioinformatic play \-tik\ adjective


1988

First Known Use of bioinformatics

1988


Medical Dictionary

bioinformatics

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noun plural but singular in construction bio·in·for·mat·ics \ˌbī-ō-ˌin-fər-ˈma-tiks\

Medical Definition of bioinformatics

  1. :  the collection, classification, storage, and analysis of biochemical and biological information using computers especially as applied in molecular genetics and genomics <One of the most basic operations in bioinformatics involves searching for similarities, or homologies, between a newly sequenced piece of DNA segments from various organisms.—Ken Howard, Scientific American, July 2000>

bioinformatic \-tik\play adjective <bioinformatic analysis>
bioinformatician \-ˌin-fər-mə-ˈti-shən\ play noun <… hands off mounds of data to a bioinformatician who can correlate genetic differences with health problems, with the help of high-powered computing.—Stephen T. Watson and Fred O. Williams, The Buffalo (New York) News, 19 June 2005>
bioinformaticist \-ˌin-fər-ˈma-tə-sist\ play noun <Others will be bioinformaticists, combining skills in biology and information technology to help gather and analyze data related to genetic mapping.—Jeffry Steele, The Chicago Tribune, 7 Jan. 2007>



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