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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: in'for-mat'iks


  1. The study of information and ways to process and handle it, especially by means of information technology, computers and other electronic devices for rapid transfer, processing, and analysis of large amounts of data.
  2. The science of arranging and organizing the product of genomic and functional genomic studies so that useful insight can result.

[information + -ics]

See Also: bioinformatics

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