bio·med·i·cal | \ˌbī-ō-ˈme-di-kəl \

Definition of biomedical 

1 : of or relating to biomedicine

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

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And so, here were an estimated 1,500 federally owned or supported chimpanzees in biomedical labs, including 600 or so who were eligible for retirement because they were no longer used for research. Rick Kogan,, "Lincoln Park Zoo partners with Chimp Haven — a place where chimps can get out of their lab cages and live free," 21 June 2018 There is currently no straightforward test to identify the Keystone virus, but Dr. Glenn Morris, director of the University of Florida’s Emerging Pathogens Institute, said several biomedical companies have reached out about developing one. Caroline Judelson, Fox News, "First case of mosquito-borne Keystone virus found in humans," 21 June 2018 Take Jessilyn Dunn, a Stanford post-doc who’s on her way to Duke in the fall to start her own biomedical informatics lab. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "23andMe Goes Global In Its Data-Mining Efforts," 18 May 2018 For medical student Yang Di, higher tariffs could mean much higher costs for biomedical supplies from the U.S. Washington Post, "China’s bravado belies worries over trade clashes with US," 5 July 2018 The University of Texas at San Antonio received a $7.7 million grant this week to help financially disadvantaged, physically disabled and minority students pursue doctoral degrees in biomedical and behavioral sciences. Krista Torralva, San Antonio Express-News, "UTSA research program receives $7.7 million grant," 23 May 2018 Jared Nettleton received a bachelor’s of science degree in biomedical sciences. Michelle Mullins, Naperville Sun, "Naperville People in the News," 29 June 2018 Mark Saltzman, a biomedical, chemical and environmental engineer and physiologist, designed the PNA to be very small — two to three ten thousandths of a millimeter — which was vital to the experiment’s success. Rebecca Lurye,, "Gene Editing Shows Promise In Yale Study," 29 June 2018 Searching for clues to reverse aging ome of the most exciting, perhaps fanciful, biomedical research involves slowing the aging process. Karen Weintraub, STAT, "An anti-aging researcher faces the loss of his inspiration: his 96-year-old father," 20 June 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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bio·med·i·cal | \-ˈmed-i-kəl \

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 \ adverb

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