Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "biosensor" [biosensor]

  • A device that detects, records, and transmits information regarding a physiological change or process. (noun)
  • A device that uses biological materials to monitor the presence of various chemicals in a substance. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "biosensor" in a sentence
  • "An electronic biosensor is printed on the waistband and measures blood pressure, heart rate and other vital signs through constant contact with the skin."
  • "The biosensor is then used for the determination of unknown glucose solutions."
  • "This is the hope of engineers at Swansea University where work is being conducted to develop a new kind of biosensor made of graphene grown on a silicon carbide substrate using silicon sublimation."