bioassay

noun
bio·as·say | \ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-ˈa-ˌsā, -a-ˈsā\

Definition of bioassay 

: determination of the relative strength of a substance (such as a drug) by comparing its effect on a test organism with that of a standard preparation

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bioassay \ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-a-ˈsā, -ˈa-ˌsā \ transitive verb

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1911, in the meaning defined above

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bioassay

noun
bio·as·say | \-ˈas-ˌā, -a-ˈsā \

Medical Definition of bioassay 

: determination of the relative strength of a substance (as a drug) by comparing its effect on a test organism with that of a standard preparation

Other Words from bioassay

bioassay \-a-ˈsā, -ˈas-ˌā \ transitive verb

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