Definitions

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

  • n. A computer chip made from organic molecules rather than silicon or germanium.

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  • n. A microchip made from biological macromolecules (especially DNA) rather than a semiconductor
  • n. An identification chip fitted into the flesh of an animal

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

  • n. a microchip that uses tiny strands of DNA to latch onto and quickly recognize thousands of genes at a time; intended for use in a biological environment

Etymologies

bio- +‎ chip (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The FoodExpert-ID biochip is the first high-throughput gene chip for testing food and animal feed.

    Boing Boing: February 29, 2004 - March 6, 2004 Archives

  • Argonne's breakthrough, called the "biochip," starts with a slide covered in thousands of tiny polymer gel droplets.

    Bioterror Detectors Get Sensitive

  • 'biochip' is installed within each 'Genetic Infantryman' or 'GI' from birth that then records their personalities and training until their death.

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  • From a drop of their blood, they will be able to upload information onto a personal biochip that can help to create an individualized plan of action, including both preventive measures and therapies for identified ailments or signs of "unhealthiness."

    A Doctor in Your Pocket

  • It is a pretty good bet, though, that doctors will drip droplets of our genes onto a biochip to figure out if we have the kind of prostate cancer that will kill or not, or to figure out if ours is the kind of leukemia that responds to this drug rather than that one.

    Decoding The Human Body

  • More difficult would be casting the right “voices” to play as his biochip buddies.

    Rogue Trooper Movie | SciFi UK Review

  • My first reaction was to ask if I could change a few things, like maybe dump or rethink Rogue's biochip buddies, but that wasn't possible - the series was very much supposed as a return rather than another reboot.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The chip array circle shows the heart of the biochip wherein the sample collection and processing is done within a microfaricated structure.

    Handheld Puts AIDS Fight in Field (Wired News)

  • Prototype for the CD4 analyzer and biochip sensor.

    Handheld Puts AIDS Fight in Field (Wired News)

  • MESERVE: Yes, that biochip technology that you saw can be used to fingerprint anthrax, figure out which strain it is.

    CNN Transcript Dec 26, 2007

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