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 biostatistical (audio) \ adjective
biostatistician \ ˌbī-​ō-​ˌsta-​tə-​ˈsti-​shən How to pronounce biostatistician (audio) \ noun

Examples of biostatistics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sarah Jones at Baylor University in Texas is working toward a degree in biostatistics. NOLA.com, "St. Tammany students graduate, achieve scholastically, get awards," 21 Sep. 2020 Jon Deeks, a professor of biostatistics at the University of Birmingham, dismissed Moonshot as the work of bureaucrats and consultants, not scientists. Washington Post, "Boris Johnson’s ‘Operation Moonshot’ envisions weekly covid tests for every single person in Britain," 12 Sep. 2020 Members of the board are typically experts in vaccine science and biostatistics who teach at major medical schools. Liz Szabo, CNN, "There's a legitimate way to end coronavirus vaccine trials early, Fauci says," 1 Sep. 2020 There’s no evidence from the epidemiology that the mutation is considerably more infectious than other strains, said Benjamin Cowling, head of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of Hong Kong. Fortune, "Is a mutated strain of the coronavirus more infectious? The Philippines wants to find out," 17 Aug. 2020 Natalie Dean is an assistant professor of biostatistics at the University of Florida. Natalie Dean, Star Tribune, "The right way to get a vaccine at 'warp speed'," 5 Aug. 2020 Minimizing risk during pod setup When a group is ready to move forward, members should first look carefully at their pod network, according to Meghan Morris, an assistant professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at UCSF’s School of Medicine. Annie Vainshtein, SFChronicle.com, "‘Pandemic pods’ present health risks, too. Experts offer safety tips for kids, parents, teachers," 4 Aug. 2020 Scheim is a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at Drexel University who conducts research about transgender people. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, "Public health experts do about-face on social distancing to support protests," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of biostatistics

circa 1865, in the meaning defined above

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30 Sep 2020

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“Biostatistics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biostatistics. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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biostatistics

noun plural 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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