biomarker

biomarker
bi·o·mark·er (bīʹō-mär'kər) n. Medicine
1. See marker.
2. A specific physical trait used to measure or indicate the effects or progress of a disease or condition:

Biomarkers of aging include thinning of the hair and diminished elasticity of the skin.

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