biomaterial


bio·ma·te·ri·al

noun \ˌbī-ō-mə-ˈtir-ē-əl\

Definition of BIOMATERIAL

:  a natural or synthetic material (as a metal or polymer) that is suitable for introduction into living tissue especially as part of a medical device (as an artificial joint)

First Known Use of BIOMATERIAL

1966

bio·ma·te·ri·al

noun \ˌbī-ō-mə-ˈtir-ē-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BIOMATERIAL

: a natural or synthetic material (as a polymer or metal) that is suitable for introduction into living tissue especially as part of a medical device (as an artificial heart valve or joint)

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