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bi·o·sta·tis·tics

 (bī′ō-stə-tĭs′tĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
Application of statistics to the analysis of biological and medical data.

biostatistics

(ˌbaɪəʊstəˈtɪstɪks)
n
the use of statistics to analyse biological data

bi•o•sta•tis•tics

(ˌbaɪ oʊ stəˈtɪs tɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the application of statistics to biological and medical data.
[1945–50]
bi`o•stat`is•ti′cian (-ˌstæt əˈstɪʃ ən) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.biostatistics - a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysisbiostatistics - a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis
statistics - a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters
bioscience, life science - any of the branches of natural science dealing with the structure and behavior of living organisms
Translations

biostatistics

[ˈbaɪəʊstəˈtɪstɪks] NPLbioestadística f

biostatistics

n bioestadística
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Address for correspondence: Peter Bacchetti, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143-0560, USA; fax: +1 415-476-6014; email: peter@biostat.
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