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Origin of biomedical engineering
First recorded in 1965–70
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
[ bī′ō-mĕd′ĭ-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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