a carbonate rock formation, in the form of an ancient reef or hummock, consisting of the fossilized remains of corals, algae, mollusks, and other sedentary marine life, and commonly surrounded by rock of a different lithology.
a mound of material laid down by sedentary marine organisms, esp a coral reef
the fossilized remains of such a mound
the retrieval and analysis of biochemical and biological data using mathematics and computer science, as in the study of genomes. noun (functioning as sing) the branch of information science concerned with large databases of biochemical or pharmaceutical information bioinformatics (bī’ō-ĭn’fər-māt’ĭks) (Used with a singular verb) Information technology as applied to the life sciences, especially the […]
pertaining to the biological activity of metal complexes and nonmetal compounds based on elements other than carbon (contrasted with bioorganic).
the use of sensors and other instruments to record and transmit physiological data from persons or other living things, as in space flight. such instruments collectively.
the study of movements of or within organisms.