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

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bioinformatic \ ˌbī-​ō-​in-​fər-​ˈma-​tik \ adjective

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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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 Howard, Scientific American, July 2000

Other Words from bioinformatics

bioinformatic \ -​tik \ adjective
bioinformatic analysis
bioinformatician \ -​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. Williams, The Buffalo (New York) News, 19 June 2005
bioinformaticist \ -​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 Steele, The Chicago Tribune, 7 Jan. 2007

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