Share this entry

biobank Line breaks: bio|bank
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪə(ʊ)baŋk/

Definition of biobank in English:


A large collection of biological or medical data and tissue samples, amassed for research purposes: biobanks are a powerful tool in the study of complex diseases
More example sentences
  • But it is no use muttering about Luddism when people are simply asking how society will gain from new medical technologies or biobanks.
  • The same healthbanks could act as clearing houses for biobanks, other healthcare resources and IT-intensive databases held in public-private partnerships.
  • Unlike the Health Sector Database, the biobanks will not be maintained as one centralized bank.

Definition of biobank in:

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources