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bi·o·mark·er

 (bī′ō-mär′kər)
n.
1. Medicine
a. A physiological substance, such as human chorionic gonadotropin or alpha-fetoprotein, that when present in abnormal amounts in the serum may indicate the presence of disease, as that caused by a malignancy.
b. A specific physical trait used to measure or indicate the effects or progress of a disease or condition: Biomarkers of aging include thinning of the hair. Also called biosignature.
2. See biosignature.

biomarker

(ˈbaɪəʊˌmɑːkə)
n
1. (Medicine) another name for biological marker
2. (Psychology) another name for biological marker
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* Specificity: The proportion of control (normal) individuals who test negative for the biomarker.
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The large share of this segment is mainly attributed to the tremendous potential of protein biomarkers in cancer detection, diagnostics, prognostics, and clinical and therapeutic applications; and low cost of the protein biomarker tests as compared to genetic biomarker tests.
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