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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But Bharat Biswal, professor of biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology and a co-investigator of the research, says the team is exploring how these changes might affect other functions. Alice Park, Time, 21 Nov. 2022 In addition to her role as provost, Woodruff is a MSU Foundation Professor in the department of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive biology and the department of biomedical engineering. David Jesse, Detroit Free Press, 31 Oct. 2022 Branch is a sophomore at Arizona State University and is majoring in biomedical engineering. AZCentral.com, 16 Oct. 2022 Two years ago, Leili Ghazi quit studying biomedical engineering in Iran and seized the chance to travel to the United States to build a new life for herself and her parents. Amy Taxin, ajc, 26 June 2022 The foam gas-entrapping material, or GEM, was inspired by the whipping siphons used at Starbucks, said James D. Byrne, first author on the study and now an assistant professor of oncology and biomedical engineering at University of Iowa Health Care. Akila Muthukumar, STAT, 3 July 2022 Kim, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering and of materials science and engineering at the University of Arizona, recently received a $600,000 award from the National Science Foundation to make his vision a reality. Melina Walling, The Arizona Republic, 22 Apr. 2022 Tarui plans to study biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins University in the fall. Seamus Webster, BostonGlobe.com, 29 June 2022 Malcolm MacIver, a professor of biomedical engineering at Northwestern, asks. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 6 June 2022 See More

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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 8 Dec. 2022.

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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