bioabsorbable

adjective
bio·​ab·​sorb·​able | \ ˌbī-(ˌ)ō-əb-ˈsȯr-bə-bəl How to pronounce bioabsorbable (audio) , -ˈzȯr- \

Definition of bioabsorbable

: capable of being absorbed into living tissue One advantage of a bioabsorbable stent is that the arteries can remain flexible after the device dissolves. That's not possible with metal stents.— Peter Benesh A newer arthroscopic procedure involves the use of bioabsorbable anchors and tacks. These tiny devices, used to secure internal sutures, are made of a sugar-like substance that dissolves in the system within a month or two following arthroscopic surgery.Food & Fitness Advisor

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Bioabsorbable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioabsorbable. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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bioabsorbable

adjective
bio·​ab·​sorb·​able | \ ˌbī-ō-əb-ˈzȯr-bə-bəl, -ˈsȯr- How to pronounce bioabsorbable (audio) \

Medical Definition of bioabsorbable

: capable of being absorbed into living tissue One advantage of a bioabsorbable stent is that the arteries can remain flexible after the device dissolves. That's not possible with metal stents.— Peter Benesh, Investor's Business Daily, 6 Apr. 2009 A newer arthroscopic procedure involves the use of bioabsorbable anchors and tacks. These tiny devices, used to secure internal sutures, are made of a sugar-like substance that dissolves in the system within a month or two following arthroscopic surgery.Food & Fitness Advisor, December 2004

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