[ 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.
- biomedical engineering
Origin of biomaterial
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[ bī′ō-mə-tîr′ē-əl ]
Material used to construct artificial organs, rehabilitation devices, or prostheses and replace natural body tissues.
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