Definition of bioassay in English:

bioassay

Line breaks: bio|assay
Pronunciation: /ˌbʌɪəʊəˈseɪ
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Measurement of the concentration or potency of a substance by its effect on living cells or tissues: it was determined by bioassay [count noun]: the use of bioassays and toxicity tests
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    • A bioassay was developed to measure specific yolk protein synthesis in vitro.
    • In addition, a simple and efficient in vitro regeneration bioassay was developed for the preliminary screening of transgenic lines against a pathogenic fungus.
    • This bioassay provides a measure that is precise and repeatable, but more importantly reflects the ecological context of TTX intoxication.

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