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biomonitoring

noun bio·mon·i·tor·ing \ -ˈmä-nə-t(ə-)riŋ \

medical Definition of biomonitoring

1 :measurement of the amount of chemicals (such as toxins) in the human body
  • But although biomonitoring can provide reams of statistics about the chemicals people are exposed to, it can't necessarily indicate whether such exposures are likely to make them sick.
  • —Erik StokstadScience25 June 2004
2 :the use of living organisms to assess environmental conditions

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