biosensor

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noun bio·sen·sor \-ˈsen-ˌsȯr, -ˈsen(t)-sər\

Definition of biosensor

  1. :  a device that monitors and transmits information about a life process; especially :  a device consisting of a biological component (such as an enzyme or bacterium) that reacts with a target substance and an electrochemical or optical component that detects the resulting products or by-products and emits a signal

1961

First Known Use of biosensor

1961


Medical Dictionary

biosensor

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noun bio·sen·sor \ˈbī-ō-ˌsen-ˌsȯ(ə)r, -ˌsen(t)-sər\

Medical Definition of biosensor

  1. :  a device that monitors and transmits information about a life process; especially :  a device consisting of a biological component (such as an enzyme or bacterium) that reacts with a target substance and an electrochemical or optical component that detects the resulting products or by-products and emits a signal New biosensors that can sniff out traces of the explosives RDX and TNT may be used to help clean up old munitions sites.—Science News, 6 Apr. 1996


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