Definition of biostatistics in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌbīōstəˈtistiks/

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of statistics that deals with data relating to living organisms. Also called biometrics.
Example sentences
  • Clinicians must be trained to work in interdisciplinary, team-oriented environments and must possess skills in an array of relevant disciplines, including genetics, epidemiology, biostatistics, and behavioral medicine.
  • These two areas may be taught by faculty from other departments such as biology or biostatistics where close to 100% of the faculty traditionally hold the doctorate.
  • About 25 percent of the program is now PhD-level scientists in the social or behavioral sciences, nutrition, biostatistics or epidemiology.



Pronunciation: /-tikəl/
Example sentences
  • For Wilson, Pearl's work on cancer and tuberculosis was the ‘smoking gun’ that showed Pearl's limitations in biostatistical research.
  • In what follows, focus will be given to one aspect of these debates taking place over the issue of variation and the development of biostatistical methods.
  • Indeed, cost effectiveness analysis is increasingly aligned with the biostatistical desire for a single primary outcome in design efficient trials.


Pronunciation: /-ˌstatəˈstiSHən/
Example sentences
  • To provide a scholarly assessment of the state-of-the-art, biologists, behavioral and social scientists, epidemiologists, and biostatisticians have been commissioned to write background papers.
  • Validated slides must meet specific performance requirements, which have been set by the Committee in consultation with biostatisticians.
  • Public health careers can include epidemiologist, biostatisticians, and environmental health specialist.

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Syllabification: bi·o·sta·tis·tics

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