bio·​med·​i·​cal | \ ˌbī-ō-ˈme-di-kəl How to pronounce biomedical (audio) \

Definition of biomedical

1 : of or relating to biomedicine
2 : of, relating to, or involving biological, medical, and physical science

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Among the guests: Marilyn Baade, program manager for the Research, Entrepreneurship, Discovery and Innovation Zone (REDIzone), the campus’ incubator for biomedical startups. Julie Washington,, "NEOMED President Dr. Jay Gershen reflects on successes, challenges as he prepares to retire this fall," 25 June 2019 Right now, only 15 percent of the crabs that are bled for biomedical purposes die, according to the highest estimate. Maddy Lauria,, "Using synthetic crab blood substitute in biomedical testing could help save horseshoe crabs and shorebirds," 22 June 2019 The National Institutes of Health is, according to NBC News’ Erika Edwards, the largest source of biomedical funding in the world, investing more than $32 billion each year in medical research. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "N.I.H. Director Vows to Decline Invitations to All-Male Speaking Panels," 14 June 2019 Currently, grants through the National Institutes of Health, which is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, don’t include money for retirement. Washington Post, "More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish," 13 June 2019 Collins, a physician and geneticist, has been the director of the National Institutes of Health since 2009 and oversees the work of the largest biomedical research agency in the world. Doug Criss, CNN, "The NIH director is tired of all-male panels at scientific conventions. So he's doing something about it," 13 June 2019 Although biomedical research is often done using mice as proxies for people, mouse kidneys are too different from human kidneys to use in McMahon’s work. Scientific American, "Trump Administration Halts Fetal-Tissue Research by Government Scientists," 6 June 2019 From a toxicity standpoint, hemoglobin is a triple threat, explained Pampee Young, the chief medical officer of biomedical services for the American Red Cross. Quanta Magazine, "Icefish Study Adds Another Color to the Story of Blood," 22 Apr. 2019 The agency hasn't offered details, but under the law authorizing the review process, that board must include not just biomedical experts but a theologian., "Patients will pay for the crackdown on fetal tissue research, scientists fear," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of biomedical

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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bio·​med·​i·​cal | \ -ˈmed-i-kəl How to pronounce biomedical (audio) \

Medical Definition of biomedical

1 : of or relating to biomedicine
2 : of, relating to, or involving biological, medical, and physical science

Other Words from biomedical

biomedically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce biomedically (audio) \ adverb

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