bioinformatics

bioinformatics

[bahy-oh-in-fer-mat-iks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the retrieval and analysis of biochemical and biological data using mathematics and computer science, as in the study of genomes.
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bioinformatics (ˌbaɪəʊˌɪnfəˈmætɪks)
 
n
the branch of information science concerned with large databases of biochemical or pharmaceutical information

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bioinformatics   (bī'ō-ĭn'fər-māt'ĭks)  Pronunciation Key 
(Used with a singular verb) Information technology as applied to the life sciences, especially the technology used for the collection and analysis of genomic data.
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The field of science concerning the application of computer science and information technology to biology; using computers to handle biological information, especially computational molecular biology.
(2005-01-07)

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