Definitions for biochipˈbaɪ oʊˌtʃɪp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bi•o•chipˈbaɪ oʊˌtʃɪp(n.)

  1. an experimental integrated circuit composed of biochemical substances or organic molecules.

    Category: Biochemistry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. biochip(noun)

    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


  1. biochip(Noun)

    A microchip made from biological macromolecules (especially DNA) rather than a semiconductor

  2. biochip(Noun)

    An identification chip fitted into the flesh of an animal


  1. Biochip

    In molecular biology, biochips are essentially miniaturized laboratories that can perform hundreds or thousands of simultaneous biochemical reactions. Biochips enable researchers to quickly screen large numbers of biological analytes for a variety of purposes, from disease diagnosis to detection of bioterrorism agents.


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