[ bahy-oh-kuh m-pat-uh-bil-i-tee ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ kəmˌpæt əˈbɪl ɪ ti /


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

Related forms

bi·o·com·pat·i·ble, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019