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biobank

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noun bio·bank \ -ˈbaŋk \

medical Definition of biobank

:a storage place for biological samples (such as human tissue, blood, or DNA) that may be used especially for future medical research
  • Folks at the National Cancer Institute are launching an effort to establish the U.S.'s first national biobank: a safe house for tissue samples, tumor cells, DNA and blood, which would be used for research into new treatments for diseases.
  • Time7 Dec. 2009
called also biorepository

biobanking

\-ˈbaŋ-kiŋ\ noun

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