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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The crisis is far from being limited to psychology; many of the problems plague fields from economics to biomedical research. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Social science has a complicated, infinitely tricky replication crisis," 28 Aug. 2018 In May, the National Institutes of Health launched the ambitious All of Us research program, with the goal of enrolling one million or more people of races, ethnicities and other groups that have been underrepresented in biomedical research. Amy Dockser Marcus, WSJ, "For Some African-Americans, Genetic Testing Reopens Past Wounds," 14 July 2018 The biomedical research institute says the animals were never a medical danger to the public, and the care and capture teams that dealt with the situation wore protective gear less for their own sake than for the baboons'. Aj Willingham, CNN, "Baboons break out of a research center using a barrel and savor a fleeting taste of rebellion," 17 Apr. 2018 To avert a terrible accident, the international biomedical community should establish firmer cultural guardrails on the research into pathogens. R. Daniel Bressler, Vox, "“Designer bugs”: how the next pandemic might come from a lab," 6 Dec. 2018 The Food and Drug Administration requires that researchers get permission before using an unapproved drug or agent on people in the United States, according to Hank Greely, an expert in biomedical ethics at Stanford Law School. Amanda Schaffer, WIRED, "The Dying Scientist and His Rogue Vaccine Trial," 1 May 2018 Jeanine Mason is Liz Ortecho: Liz is a biomedical researcher who moves back home after her recent medical experiment loses funding. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Everything We Know About "Roswell, New Mexico"," 12 Dec. 2018 Pham, who is studying biomedical sciences, is president of Hearts for the Homeless, a student group that seeks to improve the health and well-being of people in need. Annie Martin,, "New UCF President Dale Whittaker vows to 'bring my own energy,' on first day," 2 July 2018 The 5 percent boost for NIH is the fourth straight significant increase for the biomedical research agency. Matthew Daly, The Seattle Times, "Senate backs bill to avert shutdown, boost military spending," 18 Sep. 2018

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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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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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