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the application of statistical methods and measurement methods to biological phenomena.
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n. (used with a sing. verb)
1. The statistical study of biological phenomena.
2. The measurement of physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, DNA, or retinal patterns, for use in verifying the identity of individuals.
bi′o·met′ric, bi′o·met′ri·cal adj.
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Electronic capture and analysis of biological characteristics—e.g., fingerprints, facial structure or iris—acting as a security alternative to passwords.
(1) The statistical analysis of biologic phenomena—e.g., life events, such as births and deaths.
(2) Calculation of life expectancy.
The statistical study of biological events.
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biometricsHealth informatics Electronic capture and analysis of biological characteristics–eg, fingerprints, facial structure or patterns in the eye. See Authentication.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
biometricsThe statistical study of biological data.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
biometricsthe analysis of biological data by means of statistical or mathematical techniques.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005