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biometry

 [bi-om´ĕ-tre]
the application of statistical methods and measurement methods to biological phenomena.

biometrics

(bī′ō-mĕt′rĭks)
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.
bi′o·met′ri·cal·ly adv.

biometrics

Informatics
Electronic capture and analysis of biological characteristics—e.g., fingerprints, facial structure or iris—acting as a security alternative to passwords.

Medspeak
(1) The statistical analysis of biologic phenomena—e.g., life events, such as births and deaths.
(2) Calculation of life expectancy.

Molecular biology
The statistical study of biological events.

biometrics

Health informatics Electronic capture and analysis of biological characteristics–eg, fingerprints, facial structure or patterns in the eye. See Authentication.

biometrics

The statistical study of biological data.

biometry

or

biometrics

the analysis of biological data by means of statistical or mathematical techniques.

biometrics (bī´ōmet´riks),

n the science of the application of statistical methods to biologic facts.

biometrics, biometry

the application of statistical methods to biological data.
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