[ bahy-oh-med-uh-sin ]
/ ˌbaɪ oʊˈmɛd ə sɪn /


the application of the natural sciences, especially the biological and physiological sciences, to clinical medicine.
the science concerned with the effects of the environment on the human body, especially environments associated with space travel.

Nearby words

  1. biomathematics,
  2. biome,
  3. biomechanics,
  4. biomedical,
  5. biomedical engineering,
  6. biometeorology,
  7. biometer,
  8. biometric,
  9. biometrician,
  10. biometrics

Origin of biomedicine

First recorded in 1945–50; bio- + medicine

Related formsbi·o·med·i·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for biomedicine


/ (ˌbaɪəʊˈmɛdɪsɪn, -ˈmɛdsɪn) /


the medical study of the effects of unusual environmental stress on human beings, esp in connection with space travel
the study of herbal remedies
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Medicine definitions for biomedicine


[ bī′ō-mĕdĭ-sĭn ]


The branch of medical science that deals with the ability of humans to tolerate environmental stresses and variations, as in space travel.
The application of the principles of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to clinical medicine.

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