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1. bioassay

noun. appraisal of the biological activity of a substance by testing its effect on an organism and comparing the result with some agreed standard.

Synonyms

  • immunochemical assay
  • immunoassay
  • assay
  • pregnancy test

Etymology

  • assay (English)
  • assaier (Anglo-Norman)
  • bio- (English)
  • βίος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. bioassay

verb. subject to a bio-assay.

Etymology

  • assay (English)
  • assaier (Anglo-Norman)
  • bio- (English)
  • βίος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word bioassay


1. Noun, singular or mass
This is a bioassay that determines the acute and chronic effects of newly developed chemicals.

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