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bioassay (biological assay) A controlled experiment for the quantitative estimation of a substance by measuring its effect in a living organism. For example, the amount of the plant hormone auxin can be estimated by observing its effect on the curvature of oat coleoptiles – the concentration of the hormone is proportional to the curvature of the coleoptile.

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bioassay (by-oh-ass-ay) n. estimation of the activity or potency of a drug or other substance by comparing its effects on living organisms with effects of a preparation of known strength.

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bioassay Biological assay; measurement of biologically active compounds (e.g. vitamins and essential amino acids) by their ability to support growth of micro‐organisms or animals.

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bioassay The use of living cells or organisms to make quantitative and/or qualitative measurements of the amounts or activity of substances.

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bioassay The use of living cells or organisms to make quantitative and/or qualitative measurements of the amounts or activity of substances.

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