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biophysics

[bahy-oh-fiz-iks] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈfɪz ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of biology that applies the methods of physics to the study of biological structures and processes.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; bio- + physics
Related forms
biophysical
[bahy-oh-fiz-i-kuh l] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈfɪz ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
biophysically, adverb
biophysicist
[bahy-oh-fiz-uh-sist] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈfɪz ə sɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples for biophysics
  • Related to biophysics is the field of physical history and economics.
  • The candidate must have a broad skill set that includes molecular biology, protein biochemistry, peptide chemistry and biophysics.
British Dictionary definitions for biophysics

biophysics

/ˌbaɪəʊˈfɪzɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the physics of biological processes and the application of methods used in physics to biology
Derived Forms
biophysical, adjective
biophysically, adverb
biophysicist (ˌbaɪəʊˈfɪzɪsɪst) noun
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biophysics in Medicine

biophysics bi·o·phys·ics (bī'ō-fĭz'ĭks)
n.

  1. The study of biological processes using the theories and tools of physics.

  2. The study of physical processes occurring in living organisms.


bi'o·phys'i·cal adj.
bi'o·phys'i·cal·ly adv.
bi'o·phys'i·cist n.
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biophysics in Science
biophysics
  (bī'ō-fĭz'ĭks)   
The scientific study of biological processes in terms of the laws of physics. Phenomena such as echolocation in bats and the stresses and strains in skeletal and muscular structures are analyzed and explained in biophysics.
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biophysics in Culture

biophysics definition


The study of living things using the techniques of physics.

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