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biosensor

Syllabification: bi·o·sen·sor
Pronunciation: /ˈbīōˌsensər
 
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Definition of biosensor in English:

noun

A device that uses a living organism or biological molecules, especially enzymes or antibodies, to detect the presence of chemicals.
Example sentences
  • It means funding research into biosensors - devices that detect the presence of toxic substances in the environment - and creating more effective reporting requirements for early identification of disease outbreaks.
  • That means they might attract specific molecules, which would make them useful as biosensors to detect single molecules or cells.
  • Ever-increasing demand for new data inputs, miniaturization, and ample data-processing capacity drive the development of new chemical sensors and biosensors.

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