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biomarker

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noun bio·mark·er \ˈbī-ō-ˌmär-kər\

Definition of biomarker

  1. :  a distinctive biological or biologically derived indicator (as a metabolite) of a process, event, or condition (as aging, disease, or oil formation)



1982

First Known Use of biomarker

1982

Rhymes with biomarker


Medical Dictionary

biomarker

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noun bio·mark·er \ˈbī-ō-ˌmär-kər\

Medical Definition of biomarker

  1. :  a distinctive biological or biologically derived indicator (as a biochemical metabolite in the body) of a process, event, or condition (as aging, disease, or exposure to a toxic substance) <age-related biomarkers of disease and degenerative change—Janet Raloff>




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