biomonitoring

noun
bio·​mon·​i·​tor·​ing | \ -ˈmä-nə-t(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce biomonitoring (audio) \

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 Stokstad, Science, 25 June 2004
2 : the use of living organisms to assess environmental conditions

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“Biomonitoring.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/biomonitoring. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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