bioassay

noun
bio·​as·​say | \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-ˈa-ˌsā How to pronounce bioassay (audio) , -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

Other Words from bioassay

bioassay \ ˌbī-​(ˌ)ō-​a-​ˈsā How to pronounce bioassay (audio) , -​ˈa-​ˌsā \ transitive verb

First Known Use of bioassay

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bioassay was in 1911

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“Bioassay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioassay. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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bioassay

noun
bio·​as·​say | \ -ˈas-ˌā, -a-ˈsā How to pronounce bioassay (audio) \

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 How to pronounce bioassay (audio) \ transitive verb

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