bi·​phas·​ic | \ (ˌ)bī-ˈfā-zik How to pronounce biphasic (audio) \

Definition of biphasic

: having two phases

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Recent Examples on the Web One worrisome possibility is that the coronavirus follows what is known as a biphasic infection: the virus persists and causes a different set of symptoms than observed in the initial bout. Apoorva Mandavilli, New York Times, "They Recovered From the Coronavirus. Were They Infected Again?," 10 Mar. 2020 A typical feature of ODS is the biphasic presentation. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "Spreading cholera, maybe polio: Now will we care about Haiti?," 27 Jan. 2011

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First Known Use of biphasic

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Biphasic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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bi·​phas·​ic | \ (ˈ)bī-ˈfā-zik How to pronounce biphasic (audio) \

Medical Definition of biphasic

: having two phases a biphasic life cycle a biphasic immune response a biphasic stimulatory effect

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