biphasic

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

Definition of biphasic

: having two phases

Examples of biphasic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Russell Foster, a professor of circadian neuroscience at the University of Oxford, said Ekirch's findings on biphasic sleep, while not without controversy, had informed his work as a sleep scientist. Katie Hunt, CNN, 9 Jan. 2022 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, 10 Mar. 2020 A typical feature of ODS is the biphasic presentation. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, 27 Jan. 2011

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First Known Use of biphasic

1887, in the meaning defined above

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“Biphasic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biphasic. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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biphasic

adjective
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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