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Definition of "biophysics" [biophysics]

  • The science that deals with the application of physics to biological processes and phenomena. (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 "biophysics" in a sentence
  • "I have, however, continued to work in biophysics, attempting to use physical methods and thoughts to solve biological problems."
  • "I started graduate school at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in biophysics, but when I decided to work on animal viruses I left"
  • "Dr. Edelman has made significant research contributions in biophysics, protein chemistry, immunology, cell biology, and neurobiology."