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biomaterial

[ bahy-oh-muh-teer-ee-uhl, bahy-oh-muh-teer- ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊ məˈtɪər i əl, ˈbaɪ oʊ məˌtɪər- /
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noun
a synthetic material, usually a plastic, suitable for implanting in a living body to repair damaged or diseased parts.
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Origin of biomaterial

First recorded in 1965–70; bio- + material
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Medical definitions for biomaterial

biomaterial
[ bī′ō-mə-tîrē-əl ]

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