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biomarker Line breaks: bio|mark¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪəʊmɑːkə/

Definition of biomarker in English:


A naturally occurring molecule, gene, or characteristic by which a particular pathological or physiological process, disease, etc. can be identified.
Example sentences
  • Several biomarker studies have examined the impact of vitamin E supplementation on biomarkers of DNA damage.
  • Diet is an important variable in determining DNA damage biomarkers, specifically micronuclei.
  • In our laboratory we have adapted a similar strategy to that reported by Liu et al. to perform on-line sample dialysis and clean-up for several protein biomarkers.
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