bioassay

noun

bio·​as·​say ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-ˈa-ˌsā How to pronounce bioassay (audio)
-a-ˈsā
: 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
bioassay transitive verb

Word History

First Known Use

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 24 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

bioassay

noun
bio·​as·​say -ˈas-ˌā, -a-ˈsā How to pronounce bioassay (audio)
: 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
bioassay transitive verb

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