biometrics

Definition / meaning of biometrics

The science of collecting and analyzing biologic or health data using statistical methods. Biometrics may be used to help learn the possible causes of a cancer or how often a cancer occurs in a certain group of people. Also called biometry and biostatistics.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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