biosensor

biosensor

[bahy-oh-sen-ser, -sawr, bahy-oh-sen-]
noun
a device that senses and transmits information about a biological process, as blood pressure, of an individual under observation.

Origin:
bio- + sensor

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biosensor bi·o·sen·sor (bī'ō-sěn'sər, -sôr)
n.

  1. A device that detects, records, and transmits information regarding a physiological change or process.

  2. A device that uses biological materials to monitor the presence of various chemicals in a substance.

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