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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Determination of the strength or biological activity of a substance, such as a drug, by comparing its effects with those of a standard preparation on a test organism.
  • noun A test used to determine such strength or activity.
  • transitive verb To cause to undergo a bioassay.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun appraisal of the biological activity of a substance by testing its effect on an organism.
  • verb to subject to a bio-assay.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun the analysis of the biological activity of a substance, with reference to a standard preparation, using a culture of living cells, or a living creature

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

  • verb subject to a bio-assay
  • noun appraisal of the biological activity of a substance by testing its effect on an organism and comparing the result with some agreed standard
  • noun appraisal of the biological activity of a substance by testing its effect on an organism and comparing the result with some agreed standard

Etymologies

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bio- +‎ assay

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