biostatistics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
bio·​sta·​tis·​tics | \ ˌbī-ō-stə-ˈti-stiks How to pronounce biostatistics (audio) \

Definition of biostatistics

: statistical processes and methods applied to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of biological data and especially data relating to human biology, health, and medicine

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Other Words from biostatistics

biostatistical \ ˌbī-​ō-​stə-​ˈti-​sti-​kəl How to pronounce biostatistics (audio) \ adjective
biostatistician \ ˌbī-​ō-​ˌsta-​tə-​ˈsti-​shən How to pronounce biostatistics (audio) \ noun

Examples of biostatistics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mandate doesn't go far enough, Stanley Weiss, MD, professor of medicine at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at the Rutgers School of Public Health, tells Health. Korin Miller, Health.com, 10 Sep. 2021 Natalie Lambert, an associate professor of biostatistics and health data sciences at Indiana University School of Medicine, has found similar results in her work. Dallas News, 13 Aug. 2021 Natalie Dean is an assistant professor of biostatistics and bioinformatics at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health. Natalie Dean, STAT, 22 Aug. 2021 Evans has a doctorate in biostatistics from Harvard. BostonGlobe.com, 5 June 2021 Benjamin Cowling, professor and head of the epidemiology and biostatistics division at The University of Hong Kong’s School of Public Health, told CNBC that new variants were to blame. Elinor Aspegren, USA TODAY, 2 June 2021 But a long life span is not the same as a long health span, says S. Jay Olshansky, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who was not involved in the work. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 25 May 2021 There are a few reasons for the insufficient testing, according to Bhramar Mukherjee, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Michigan. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 27 Apr. 2021 Nooshin Razani, an associate professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California at San Francisco, studies the connection between nature and human health, and has long advised park agencies. Anchorage Daily News, 15 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of biostatistics

circa 1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biostatistics was circa 1865

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“Biostatistics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biostatistics. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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biostatistics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
bio·​sta·​tis·​tics | \ -stə-ˈtis-tiks How to pronounce biostatistics (audio) \

Medical Definition of biostatistics

: statistical processes and methods applied to the collection, analysis, and interpretation of biological data and especially data relating to human biology, health, and medicine

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