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)
Recent Examples of biomaterial from the Web
The study, recently published in the journal Biomaterials, offers an innovative way to solve a common problem in tissue engineering by looking toward the plant world.
Their study, published this month by the journal Biomaterials, offers a new way to grow a vascular system, which has been a roadblock for tissue engineering.
Last year, a Japanese firm called Spiber used E. coli to make a one-off parka for The North Face, and Adidas partnered with AMSilk, a German biomaterials company, to make spider-silk sneakers.
Then, Page and his team will try to get those cells to form around a scaffolding of tiny threads, made of biomaterial.
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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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