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Syllabification: bi·se·ri·al
Pronunciation: /bīˈsi(ə)rēəl


  • 1Referring to the correlation between two sets measurements, one of which is dichotomous.
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    • The point biserial correlation allows the researcher to correlate continuous and dichotomous data.
    • In addition, point biserial correlations between items reflecting patient concerns and demographic measures were analyzed.
    • To test whether or not altruists and non-altruists express different nonverbal behaviours during a self-presentation, point biserial correlation coefficients were calculated.
  • 1.1 Botany & Zoology Arranged in or consisting of two series or rows.
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    • For instance, they cannot model gradual or abrupt changes of growth modes that cause different chamber arrangements during ontogeny, such as planispiral and switching to biserial or streptospiral to uniserial.
    • As in non - stelleroid echinoderms, asteroid ambulacrals form a biserial column.
    • Uniserial budding produces a chain (runner or branch) one zooid wide, whereas, colonies that are biserial, zooids share one wall and result in a strip two zooids wide.

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