A device that uses specific biochemical reactions mediated by isolated @E02159@, immunosystems, tissues, @O04324@ or whole cells to detect chemical compounds usually by electrical, thermal or optical signals.
Source: PAC, 1992, 64, 143. (Glossary for chemists of terms used in biotechnology (IUPAC Recommendations 1992)) on page 148 [Terms] [Paper]
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