biosensor

noun
bio·​sen·​sor | \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-ˈsen-ˌsȯr How to pronounce biosensor (audio) , -ˈsen(t)-sər \

Definition of biosensor

: 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

Examples of biosensor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pizzi was one of about 50 runners at Boston wearing a prototype of Nix, an inexpensive and disposable biosensor that analyzes sweat on the skin and gives real-time data on fluid loss and electrolyte levels. Graham Averill, Outside Online, 1 July 2019 Historically, iMotions has developed software to analyze a variety of biosensor inputs. Roger Dooley, Forbes, 7 Nov. 2021 Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, for instance, are developing a biosensor that is coated in tiny antibody fragments, or nanobodies, that bind to SARS-CoV-2. Emily Anthes, New York Times, 11 July 2021 This booming industry also helped Oura, the health technology company that created the Oura Ring (a biosensor sleep tracker), become a unicorn in 2020. Frank Fitzpatrick, Forbes, 1 June 2021 That’s enough to power the biosensors as well as wireless communication. Wei Gao, The Conversation, 22 Apr. 2020 For more than a decade, Snyder, a biology researcher at Stanford University, has been using consumer wearables to determine whether these kinds of biosensors—and the data collected from them—can help track the onset of infections or illness. Lauren Goode, Wired, 14 Apr. 2020 Her poem, inscribed on a silk biosensor intended for implantation, can be viewed through a microscope. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Sep. 2019 In 2014, Brauer conducted a study of 120 workers at a London media agency who wore wrist devices to monitor movement and biosensors to measure brain activity. Katie Johnston, BostonGlobe.com, 16 July 2019 See More

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First Known Use of biosensor

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Biosensor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biosensor. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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biosensor

noun
bio·​sen·​sor | \ ˈbī-ō-ˌsen-ˌsȯ(ə)r, -ˌsen(t)-sər How to pronounce biosensor (audio) \

Medical Definition of biosensor

: 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

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