biosensor

noun bio·sen·sor \ -ˈsen-ˌsȯr , -ˈsen(t)-sər \
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

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

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1961

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biosensor

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

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 News6 Apr. 1996

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