bioassay

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bi·o·as·say

 (bī′ō-ăs′ā′, -ă-sā′)
n.
1. Determination of the strength or biological activity of a substance, such as a drug, by comparing its effects with those of a standard preparation on a test organism.
2. A test used to determine such strength or activity.
tr.v. bi·o·as·sayed, bi·o·as·say·ing, bi·o·as·says
To cause to undergo a bioassay.

bioassay

n
(Biochemistry) a method of determining the concentration, activity, or effect of a change to substance by testing its effect on a living organism and comparing this with the activity of an agreed standard
vb
(Biochemistry) (tr) to subject to a bioassay

bi•o•as•say

(n. ˌbaɪ oʊ əˈseɪ, -ˈæs eɪ; v. ˌbaɪ oʊ əˈseɪ)

n.
1. determination of the biological activity or potency of a substance, as a vitamin or hormone, by testing its effect on the growth of an organism.
v.t.
2. to subject to a bioassay.
[1910–15]

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Past participle: bioassayed
Gerund: bioassaying

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bioassay - appraisal of the biological activity of a substance by testing its effect on an organism and comparing the result with some agreed standard
assay - a quantitative or qualitative test of a substance (especially an ore or a drug) to determine its components; frequently used to test for the presence or concentration of infectious agents or antibodies etc.
immunoassay, immunochemical assay - identification of a substance (especially a protein) by its action as an antigen; "PSA in the blood can be measured with an immunochemical assay"
pregnancy test - a physiological test to determine whether a woman is pregnant
Verb1.bioassay - subject to a bio-assay
assay - analyze (chemical substances)
Translations

bi·o·as·say

n. bioensayo, prueba de determinación de la potencia de una droga en animales.
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