[ bahy-oh-kuhm-pat-uh-bil-i-tee ]

  1. the capability of coexistence with living tissues or organisms without causing harm: Artificial joint adhesives must have biocompatibility with bone and muscle.

Origin of biocompatibility

First recorded in 1975–80; bio- + compatibility

Other words from biocompatibility

  • bi·o·com·pat·i·ble, adjective

Words Nearby biocompatibility Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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