bioinformatics

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

Definition of bioinformatics

  1. :  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

1975

First Known Use of bioinformatics

1975


Medical Dictionary

bioinformatics

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

Medical Definition of bioinformatics

  1. :  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 Howard, Scientific American, July 2000

bioinformatic

\-tik\play adjective bioinformatic analysis

bioinformatician

\-ˌin-fər-mə-ˈti-shən\ play 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. Williams, The Buffalo (New York) News, 19 June 2005

bioinformaticist

\-ˌin-fər-ˈma-tə-sist\ play noun Others will be bioinformaticists, combining skills in biology and information technology to help gather and analyze data related to genetic mapping.—Jeffry Steele, The Chicago Tribune, 7 Jan. 2007

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