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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The statistical study of biological phenomena.
  • n. The measurement of physical characteristics, such as fingerprints, DNA, or retinal patterns, for use in verifying the identity of individuals.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The measurement of biological data
  • n. The measurement and recording of the physical characteristics of an individual for use in subsequent personal identification.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as biometry, 2.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis

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