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biomaterial

[ bahy-oh-muh-teer-ee-uhl, bahy-oh-muh-teer- ]

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of biomaterial1

First recorded in 1965–70; bio- + material

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Example Sentences

The team also tested a suite of properties of these metal-infused materials, known as heavy element biomaterials, in ant teeth, spider fangs, scorpion stingers and marine worm jaws, among others.

Structured cuts of meat with blood vessels and connective tissue, like steak or chicken breast, require scaffolds, and researchers are creating these with biomaterials, like cellulose from plants.

While the technology is far from market ready, the work points to a possible method for producing biomaterials with a much smaller environmental footprint.

Other products could be made from a variety of biomaterials.

The idea is to grow instead of build some products made of biomaterials.

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