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bi•o•as•say



Pronunciation: (
n.bī"ō-u-sā', -as'ā;
v.bī"ō-u-sā'),
[key]
n., v., -sayed, -say•ing.


n.
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.
to subject to a bioassay.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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