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biophysics

 [bi″o-fiz´iks]
the science dealing with the application of physical methods and theories to biological problems. adj., adj biophys´ical.
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bi·o·phys·ics

(bī-ō-phyz'iks),
1. The study of biologic processes and materials by means of the theories and tools of physics; the application of physical methods to analyze biologic problems and processes.
2. The study of physical processes (for example, electricity, luminescence) occurring in organisms.
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biophysics

(bī′ō-fĭz′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The science that deals with the application of physics to biological processes and phenomena.

bi′o·phys′i·cal adj.
bi′o·phys′i·cal·ly adv.
bi′o·phys′i·cist n.
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biophysics

The science that applies the methods of physics to biological systems.

Examples
Structural biology, molecular dynamics, neural networkds, quantum biophysics.
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bi·o·phys·ics

(bī'ō-fiz'iks)
1. The study of biologic processes and materials by means of the theories and tools of physics.
2. The study of physical processes (e.g., electricity, luminescence) occurring in organisms.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

biophysics

The physics of biological processes and systems.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

biophysics

the physics of biological processes and the application of methods used in physics to biology.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

bi·o·phys·ics

(bī'ō-fiz'iks)
1. The study of biologic processes and materials by means of the theories and tools of physics.
2. The study of physical processes (e.g., electricity, luminescence) occurring in organisms.
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The individuality found by biophysically singular subjects in their engagement in a community of scientific interest is specific to the particular exigencies of the mode of activity of the community in question and to the conditions for the possibility of coherent, discursive differentiation.
Origins conducted a 20-week study of women ages 42-63 in which researchers biophysically measured a dozen different skin parameters including lines, wrinkles, firmness, lifting, clarity, radiance, smoothness, evenness of tone, age spots, redness and pore size.
Still other clients are too old and inflexible; too young and impressionable; too philosophically prejudiced against logic and reason; too organically or biophysically deficient; or too something else to accept, at least at the start of therapy, rational analysis (1959, 49).
Additional scientific studies of NSF are also underway in biophysically diverse regions of Australia, such as Mulloon Creek (5), near Bungendore, NSW, and the Gumlu property near Townsville in Far North Queensland.
They are particularly useful if they track progress toward some biophysically meaningful limit or target.
A biophysically based dermatopharmacokinetic compartment model for quantifying percutaneous penetration and absorption of topically applied agents.
For example, the empirical fit of the largest set of patient data ever published in the field, supported by the only biophysically derived theory explaining barrier function for blood-derived proteins as well as the dynamics of brain-derived proteins, is described as "mathematical manipulation to try to make sense".
This research suggests that planning teams can obtain and integrate meaningful social information into traditional biophysically based watershed projects.
Equation [2] describes a function with two biophysically based parameters: [C.sub.50], the salinity (C) at [Y.sub.r] = 0.5, and s (a steepness parameter) identified as an approximate estimate of the absolute value of the mean d[Y.sub.r]/dC for the equation from [Y.sub.r] = 0.3 to 0.7.
Biophysically, he was armored throughout but especially in his chest, which was held high in an inspiratory attitude.
Z values greater than 0.35 indicate that the two areas may have some degree of genuine isolation, that the areas may be biophysically distinctive, that the number of common species is not as high as predicted by the equilibrium theory (Preston 1962, Rosenzweig 1995).