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 Real-world evidence remains a valuable tool for biomedical research, but the human price required for it may soon become too high. Eric D. Perakslis, STAT, 13 July 2022 The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, for instance, is working with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to award $1.15 million to biomedical researchers who have a record of promoting DEI. Sono Motoyama, Chicago Tribune, 6 July 2022 The cooling comes from a chemical contained in the tubes called perfluoropentane (PFP), which has already been approved for biomedical use as a contrast agent for ultrasound. Stephani Sutherland, Scientific American, 1 July 2022 As the pandemic has revealed, even powerful biomedical tools such as vaccines sputter in practice if disadvantaged people can’t access them, or if distrusting people refuse to use them. Ed Yong, The Atlantic, 27 June 2022 Findings from the study suggest that if male and female inventors had been equally represented in U.S. biomedical patents between 1976 and 2010, there would have been 6,500 more female-focused inventions. Laine Bruzek, Fortune, 10 June 2022 The Roe decision was a key driver in this decrease, said Mary Faith Marshall, director of biomedical ethics at the University of Virginia, told USA TODAY. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 7 June 2022 It will be tasked with making biomedical discoveries to prevent, detect and treat diseases including cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes. Sabrina Eaton, cleveland, 6 June 2022 In the two decades following the sequencing of the first human genome, millions of people have gotten their DNA decoded — either through genetic testing companies like 23andMe, or as part of a biomedical research project. Megan Molteni, STAT, 24 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of biomedical

1921, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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31 Jul 2022

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“Biomedical.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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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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