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[bahy-oh-tuh-lem-i-tree] /ˌbaɪ oʊ təˈlɛm ɪ tri/
the tracking of a free-ranging animal, or the monitoring of one or more of its physiological conditions, by means of electronic equipment that receives signals from a radio transmitter or similar device attached to or embedded in the animal.
Origin of biotelemetry
1960-65; bio- + telemetry
Related forms
biotelemeter, noun
[bahy-oh-tel-uh-me-trik] /ˌbaɪ oʊˌtɛl əˈmɛ trɪk/ (Show IPA),
biotelemetrically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for biotelemetry
  • biotelemetry of the vocalizations of a group of monkeys.
  • Procedures for the use of aircraft in wildlife biotelemetry studies.
British Dictionary definitions for biotelemetry


the monitoring of biological functions in humans or animals by means of a miniature transmitter that sends data to a distant point to be read by electronic instruments
Derived Forms
biotelemetric (ˌbaɪəʊtɛlɪˈmɛtrɪk) adjective
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biotelemetry in Medicine

biotelemetry bi·o·te·lem·e·try (bī'ō-tə-lěm'ĭ-trē)
The monitoring, recording, and measuring of a living organism's basic physiological functions, such as heart rate, muscle activity, and body temperature, by the use of telemetry techniques.

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