bioavailability

noun

bio·​avail·​abil·​i·​ty ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-ə-ˌvā-lə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce bioavailability (audio)
: the degree and rate at which a substance (such as a drug) is absorbed into a living system or is made available at the site of physiological activity
bioavailable adjective

Examples of bioavailability in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Natural Scientific's formulas are the result of years of dedicated research, focusing on bioavailability and effectiveness. Kansas City Star, 18 June 2024 This blend of natural fibers is said to significantly improve the bioavailability and absorption of vitamins, minerals, and other compounds, enhancing the effectiveness of supplements. Kansas City Star, 18 June 2024 In addition, the nutrient bioavailability (the amount your body absorbs) from supplements varies by vitamin or mineral type and form, so higher amounts of certain nutrients may be included, assuming your body won't absorb the entire dose. Anne Cook Carroll, Verywell Health, 15 May 2024 This liposomal form of iron has high bioavailability and absorbability and is gentle on the stomach. Dahlia Rimmon, Parents, 1 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for bioavailability 

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Word History

First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bioavailability was in 1961

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“Bioavailability.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioavailability. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

bioavailability

noun
bio·​avail·​abil·​i·​ty -ə-ˌvā-lə-ˈbil-ət-ē How to pronounce bioavailability (audio)
plural bioavailabilities
: the degree and rate at which a substance (as a drug) is absorbed into a living system or is made available at the site of physiological activity
bioavailable adjective
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