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

Examples of biomedical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Epidemiology is rediscovering its social side, fueled by new generations of researchers who don’t come from traditional biomedical backgrounds. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 9 June 2021 Biden and others believe a similar model of placing informed bets on high-risk but potentially high-payoff ideas could also produce biomedical advances. Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | AAAS, 29 May 2021 Zhao then referenced Fort Detrick, a US Army biomedical research laboratory in Maryland that has been linked -- without evidence -- to the emergence of the virus by Chinese officials and state media outlets. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 28 May 2021 The private sector dominates biomedical R&D in the U.S. for two reasons. David Blumenthal, STAT, 23 May 2021 Trammell was recognized for biomedical work to help make automobile racing safer. Mark Heim |, al, 22 May 2021 Then the experience of living through a global pandemic convinced Mayo that there's no such thing as too much biomedical research. John Reinan, Star Tribune, 22 May 2021 But the biomedical entrepreneur has been focused on his biological technology company, ImmunityBio, which has been developing cancer therapies and a COVID-19 vaccine. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 2021 Those members of Congress, and both Clinton and Bush, saw the rapid doubling of the budget as a means of expressing the country’s commitment to medical research, and spurring vital biomedical innovation. Yuval Levin, National Review, 17 May 2021

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First Known Use of biomedical

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of biomedical was in 1921

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13 Jun 2021

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“Biomedical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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 biomedical (audio) \ adverb


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