biomaterial

noun bio·ma·te·ri·al \ ˌbī-ō-mə-ˈtir-ē-əl \

Definition of biomaterial

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

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First Known Use of biomaterial

1960


Medical Dictionary

biomaterial

noun bio·ma·te·ri·al \ ˌbī-ō-mə-ˈtir-ē-əl \

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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