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bioinformatics

Pronunciation: bī′ō-in′fōr-mat′iks

Definition: A scientific discipline encompassing all aspects of biologic information acquisition, processing, storage, distribution, analysis, and interpretation that combines the tools and techniques of mathematics, computer science, and biology with the aim of understanding the biologic significance of a variety of data.

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