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biostatistics

[bahy-oh-stuh-tis-tiks] /ˌbaɪ oʊ stəˈtɪs tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the application of statistics to biological and medical data.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; bio- + statistics
Related forms
biostatistician
[bahy-oh-stat-uh-stish-uh n] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌstæt əˈstɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • The evidence is not murky for those of us who have studied biology, epidemiology, and biostatistics.
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biostatistics bi·o·sta·tis·tics (bī'ō-stə-tĭs'tĭks)
n.
The science of statistics applied to the analysis of biological or medical data.

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