biomedical engineering

noun

: the application of engineering principles, practices, and technologies to the fields of medicine and biology especially in solving problems and improving care (as in the design of medical devices and diagnostic equipment or the creation of biomaterials and pharmaceuticals) : bioengineering sense 1
biomedical engineer noun

Examples of biomedical engineering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jinlian Hu is a professor of biomedical engineering at the City University of Hong Kong. IEEE Spectrum, 10 Dec. 2023 The dog's happy-go-lucky attitude, despite her setbacks, inspired biomedical engineering student Jordan Rosenfeld to adopt Cleo. Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 22 Aug. 2023 Franck has graduate degrees in hearing science, biomedical engineering and healthcare management. Geoffrey Morrison, wsj.com, 2 Nov. 2023 Ken Diller is a biomedical engineering professor in Austin, Texas, who has taught for 50 years and isn’t ready to spend his days relaxing on a beach. Andrew Restuccia, WSJ, 12 Sep. 2023 According to Mi’s team, the new silk manufacturing methods could boost advancements in biomedical engineering, aerospace technology, military capabilities, and other smart materials. Andrew Paul, Popular Science, 21 Sep. 2023 The effect in rats was mild, says Hong Chen, an associate professor at the department of biomedical engineering and radiation oncology at Washington University in St. Louis and senior author of the study. Emily Willingham, Scientific American, 5 June 2023 Joy Jackson, a biomedical engineering major at the University of Miami, developed a clip-like device that can help electrodes better adhere to the scalp. Tarena Lofton, oregonlive, 13 May 2023 Delaney, a charter member of Troop 1118, also earned the Bronze and Silver Awards and will be studying biomedical engineering at Duquesne University this fall. Maria Morales, Baltimore Sun, 20 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of biomedical engineering was in 1960

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“Biomedical engineering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biomedical%20engineering. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

biomedical engineering

noun
: the application of engineering principles, practices, and technologies to the fields of medicine and biology especially in solving problems and improving care (as in the design of medical devices and diagnostic equipment or the creation of biomaterials and pharmaceuticals) : bioengineering sense 1
biomedical engineer noun
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