biomaterial

noun
bio·​ma·​te·​ri·​al | \ ˌbī-ō-mə-ˈtir-ē-əl How to pronounce biomaterial (audio) \

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)

Examples of biomaterial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made from organic cotton and Tencel™ Lyocell, a biomaterial derived from Eucalyptus, these jeans are sustainably made with minimal water usage and a small carbon footprint. Olivia O'bryon, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2022 Beyond its popularity as a beverage, kombucha holds promise as a useful biomaterial. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 24 Jan. 2022 The PhonoGraft, made of a synthetic biomaterial able to conduct sound like the eardrum, also acts as a medium for the patient’s own eardrum tissue to grow over and repair itself. Kevin Lin, STAT, 18 July 2021 Using a novel biomaterial, an experienced team of researchers and entrepreneurs developed the nasal spray formulation to capture and deactivate respiratory pathogens in the nasal cavity, thereby preventing transmission of SARS-CoV-2. Nish Acharya, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 The Vietnamese designer Uyen Tran has developed a flexible biomaterial called Tômtex, a leather alternative made from coffee grounds mixed with a biopolymer called chitin that is extracted from seafood shells. New York Times, 22 Apr. 2021 Evonik announced its expanded advanced biomaterials facility in Birmingham is now operational. William Thornton | Wthornton@al.com, al, 13 May 2020 One of the most important aspects about this new development is that the chitosan will help make devices self-powered, and Wu hopes that this development can pave a path for more use of natural biomaterials in science. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, 20 Apr. 2020 In 2017, Best Made was acquired by Bolt Threads, a Bay Area biomaterials company. Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, 22 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of biomaterial

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Biomaterial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biomaterial. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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biomaterial

noun
bio·​ma·​te·​ri·​al | \ ˌbī-ō-mə-ˈtir-ē-əl How to pronounce biomaterial (audio) \

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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