bioinformatics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction bio·in·for·mat·ics \ ˌbī-ō-in-fər-ˈma-tiks \

Definition of bioinformatics

:the collection, classification, storage, and analysis of biochemical and biological information using computers especially as applied to molecular genetics and genomics

bioinformatic

play \-tik\ adjective

First Known Use of bioinformatics

1975


Medical Dictionary

bioinformatics

noun plural but singular in construction bio·in·for·mat·ics \ ˌbī-ō-ˌin-fər-ˈma-tiks \

medical Definition of bioinformatics

:the collection, classification, storage, and analysis of biochemical and biological information using computers especially as applied in molecular genetics and genomics
  • One of the most basic operations in bioinformatics involves searching for similarities, or homologies, between a newly sequenced piece of DNA segments from various organisms.
  • —Ken HowardScientific AmericanJuly 2000

bioinformatic

play \-tik\ adjective
    • bioinformatic analysis

bioinformatician

play \-ˌin-fər-mə-ˈti-shən\ noun
    • … hands off mounds of data to a bioinformatician who can correlate genetic differences with health problems, with the help of high-powered computing.
    • —Stephen T. Watson and Fred O. WilliamsThe Buffalo (New York) News19 June 2005

bioinformaticist

play \-ˌin-fər-ˈma-tə-sist\ noun
    • Others will be bioinformaticists, combining skills in biology and information technology to help gather and analyze data related to genetic mapping.
    • —Jeffry SteeleThe Chicago Tribune7 Jan. 2007

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