biomarker

noun

bio·​mark·​er ˈbī-ō-ˌmär-kər How to pronounce biomarker (audio)
: a distinctive biological or biologically derived indicator (such as a metabolite) of a process, event, or condition (such as aging, disease, or oil formation)

Examples of biomarker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Researchers then assessed the participants’ blood biomarkers and ensured that there were no statistically significant differences before the intervention, including demographics, cognitive function, and other biomarkers. Leo Schwartz, Fortune Well, 7 June 2024 However, none of the samples contained biomarkers associated with decomposing tissue, indicating a body may not have been located nearby. Brendan Rascius, Miami Herald, 6 June 2024 Simple tests that check for other potential prostate cancer biomarkers have become alternative options. Brian Mastroianni, Health, 4 June 2024 Biotech and life science companies are investigating the use of generative AI for drug discovery by predicting drug interactions and discovering biomarkers. William Mullane, USA TODAY, 12 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for biomarker 

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biomarker was in 1973

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“Biomarker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biomarker. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

biomarker

noun
bio·​mark·​er ˈbī-ō-ˌmär-kər How to pronounce biomarker (audio)
: a distinctive biological or biologically derived indicator (as a biochemical metabolite in the body) of a process, event, or condition (as aging, disease, or exposure to a toxic substance)
age-related biomarkers of disease and degenerative changeJanet Raloff
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