[ bahy-oh-muh-teer-ee-uh l, bahy-oh-muh-teer- ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ məˈtɪər i əl, ˈbaɪ oʊ məˌtɪər- /


a synthetic material, usually a plastic, suitable for implanting in a living body to repair damaged or diseased parts.

Origin of biomaterial

First recorded in 1965–70; bio- + material Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for biomaterial


[ bī′ō-mə-tîrē-əl ]


Material used to construct artificial organs, rehabilitation devices, or prostheses and replace natural body tissues.
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