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biomedicine

[bahy-oh-med-uh-sin]
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noun
  1. the application of the natural sciences, especially the biological and physiological sciences, to clinical medicine.
  2. the science concerned with the effects of the environment on the human body, especially environments associated with space travel.

Origin of biomedicine

First recorded in 1945–50; bio- + medicine
Related formsbi·o·med·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for biomedical

biomedical

adjective
  1. of or relating to biology and medicine or biomedicine

biomedicine

noun
  1. the medical study of the effects of unusual environmental stress on human beings, esp in connection with space travel
  2. the study of herbal remedies
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Word Origin and History for biomedical

adj.

also bio-medical, 1961, from bio- + medical.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

biomedical in Medicine

biomedical

(bī′ō-mĕdĭ-kəl)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to biomedicine.
  2. Of, relating to, or involving biological, medical, and physical sciences.

biomedicine

(bī′ō-mĕdĭ-sĭn)
n.
  1. The branch of medical science that deals with the ability of humans to tolerate environmental stresses and variations, as in space travel.
  2. The application of the principles of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to clinical medicine.
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