biobank

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bio- +‎ bank

Noun[edit]

biobank (plural biobanks)

  1. (biology) Any of several types of repository of biological material (e.g. seeds) or information (e.g. DNA).
    • 2016, Alysson Bessani et al, "BiobankCloud: A Platform for the Secure Storage, Sharing, and Processing of Large Biomedical Data Sets" (abstract), Biomedical Data Management and Graph Online Querying.
      Biobanks store and catalog human biological material that is increasingly being digitized using next-generation sequencing (NGS).

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Verb[edit]

biobank (third-person singular simple present biobanks, present participle biobanking, simple past and past participle biobanked)

  1. (biology, transitive) To store (biological material) in a biobank.