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A repository of samples of biological material such as tissue, blood, or DNA, along with detailed information about the source of each sample, used for scientific research.
tr.v. bi·o·banked, bi·o·bank·ing, bi·o·banks
1. To supply (biological material) to a biobank.
2. To preserve (biological material) in a biobank.
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(Pathology) any large store of human biological samples for research into the genetic and environmental causes of disease
[C20: from bio- + bank1]
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