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Noun: biometrics  ,bI-u'me-triks or ,bI-ow'me-triks
  1. A branch of biology that studies biological phenomena and observations by means of statistical analysis
    - biometry, biostatistics
  2. The use of physical characteristics (face shape, finger prints, etc.) of an individual for personal identification

Type of: bioscience, life science, statistics, stats [informal]

Encyclopedia: Biometrics