- A biochemical feature or facet that can be used to measure the progress of disease or the effects of treatment.
* * *bio·mark·er 'bī-ō-.mär-kər n a distinctive biological or biologically derived indicator (as a biochemical metabolite in the body) of a process, event, or condition (as aging, disease, or exposure to a toxic substance) <age-related \biomarkers of disease and degenerative change (Janet Raloff)>
* * *bio·mark·er (biґo-mahr″kər) 1. a biological molecule used as a marker for the substance or process of interest. 2. tumor marker.
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biomarker — bio·marker … English syllables
biomarker — /ˈbaɪoʊmakə/ (say buyohmahkuh) noun Medicine a molecule specifically associated with a particular disease, the detection of which provides an early indication of the onset or status of the disease … Australian English dictionary
Biomarker — Bio|mar|ker (Biologie, Medizin Substanz, die in einem Organismus Schädigungen durch Krankheit o. Ä. anzeigt) … Die deutsche Rechtschreibung
biomarker — ˌ noun Etymology: bi (II) + marker : a distinctive biological or biologically derived indicator (as a biochemical metabolite in the body or an organic compound in rock) of a process, event, or condition (as aging, disease, or oil formation) … Useful english dictionary