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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Glaser switched his area of research from bubble chambers and cosmic rays to molecular biology and biophysics.

n. The interdisciplinary science that applies theories and methods of the physical sciences to questions of biology.


n. physics as applied to biological problems


Biophysics is an interdisciplinary science that applies the approaches and methods of physics to study biological systems. Biophysics covers all scales of biological organization, from molecular to organismic and populations. Biophysical research shares significant overlap with biochemistry, nanotechnology, bioengineering, computational biology and systems biology.

The term biophysics was originally introduced by Karl Pearson in 1892.

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Boris winces momentarily as the nematocysts let rip inside his mouth, but in a moment or so, the cubozoan slips down, and in the meantime, his biophysics model clips the extent of the damage to his stinger-ruptured oropharynx.

Communications Biophysics Laboratory, a new multidisciplinary venture organized by Walter Kosenblith, an Austrian-born engineer who came to MIT from Harvard in 1951.

It was the best time she could remember ever having outside of acing her final in Biophysics of Macromolecular Assemblies.

I phoned Landsdoff at the New Institute for Advanced Study, about the possibility of utilizing the pair-production nuclear photoeffect for exploratory work in biophysics.

I had to put him through a crash course of biophysics as it relates to diving.

He had managed to do original work in biophysics on the graduate level.

Kilmer tuning his test rig in Biophysics 3, an otherwise deserted lab whose high windows admitted light but allowed no view.

Grant looked at each of his four companions: biophysics, computer engineering, physical chemistry, and fluid dynamics.

We had a great many of these -- in biochemistry, biophysics, solid-state physics -- which later were to some extent combined in the laboratory, for syntheses.