biomedical engineering


noun

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Origin of biomedical engineering

First recorded in 1965–70

Words nearby biomedical engineering

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Scientific definitions for biomedical engineering

biomedical engineering
[ bī′ō-mĕdĭ-kəl ]

The application of engineering techniques to the understanding of biological systems and to the development of therapeutic technologies and devices. Kidney dialysis, pacemakers, synthetic skin, artificial joints, and protheses are some products of biomedical engineering. Also called bioengineering
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