Biophysics



the branch of biology that applies the methods of physics to the study of biological structures and processes.
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noun
(functioning as sing) the physics of biological processes and the application of methods used in physics to biology

bi’o·phys’i·cal adj.
bi’o·phys’i·cal·ly adv.
bi’o·phys’i·cist n.
biophysics
(bī’ō-fĭz’ĭks)
The scientific study of biological processes in terms of the laws of physics. Phenomena such as echolocation in bats and the stresses and strains in skeletal and muscular structures are analyzed and explained in biophysics.

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