bio·​com·​pat·​i·​bil·​i·​ty | \ ˌbī-ō-kəm-ˌpa-tə-ˈbi-lə-tē How to pronounce biocompatibility (audio) \

Definition of biocompatibility

: compatibility with living tissue or a living system by not being toxic, injurious, or physiologically reactive and not causing immunological rejection

Other Words from biocompatibility

biocompatible \ ˌbī-​ō-​kəm-​ˈpa-​tə-​bəl How to pronounce biocompatibility (audio) \ adjective

Examples of biocompatibility in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Drunk Elephant's Protini Polypeptide Cream is free of alcohols, silicones, fragrances and dyes, and all their ingredients are chosen based on biocompatibility. Anjana Rajbhandary,, 2 Apr. 2021 In the language of the profession, these are solutions to issues of biocompatibility and longevity. Adam Rogers, Wired, 4 Sep. 2020 More intensive biocompatibility studies of the material over time will be needed. Elizabeth Cooney, STAT, 6 Apr. 2020 The company is tinkering with the gel’s formulation, assessing its efficacy and biocompatibility, designing an injection device, and refining the injection and reversal procedures. Emily Anthes,, 3 Aug. 2017 PurSil – aka silicone-polyetherurethane, part of a new class of copolymers – combines the biocompatibility of silicone with the processability and strength of thermal plastic. David Pescovitz, WIRED, 1 Jan. 2001

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First Known Use of biocompatibility

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Biocompatibility.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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bio·​com·​pat·​i·​bil·​i·​ty | \ -kəm-ˌpat-ə-ˈbil-ət-ē How to pronounce biocompatibility (audio) \
plural biocompatibilities

Medical Definition of biocompatibility

: the condition of being compatible with living tissue or a living system by not being toxic or injurious and not causing immunological rejection

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biocompatible \ -​kəm-​ˈpat-​ə-​bəl How to pronounce biocompatibility (audio) \ adjective

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