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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Strano imagines syncells being used as a means of biomedical testing. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "It Just Got Easier to Make Hordes of Blood Cell-Sized Robots All at Once," 23 Oct. 2018 Joy Phillips, a biomedical researcher San Diego State University, has received federal permission to conduct research on CBDs. Gary Robbins,, "Consumers are being flooded with dubious claims about the health benefits of marijuana," 9 July 2018 Basic research funding from philanthropy and government needs to be increased and biomedical researchers need to be convinced to apply their expertise and knowledge to cellular agriculture. Joi Ito, WIRED, "Fake Meat, Served Six Ways," 2 July 2018 The Arizona case that troubles biomedical researchers takes a different tack, as environmental advocates seek importation data from the LEMIS stockpile. Science | AAAS, "Biomedical group weighs in on U.S. court fight over wildlife imports," 5 June 2018 Currently, the principal customers are pharmaceutical companies and biomedical researchers looking for new therapies. Norman A. Paradis, Vox, "The Golden State Killer case shows how swiftly we’re losing genetic privacy," 3 May 2018 But the team has suggested that its techniques may soon help biomedical researchers, who would like to understand protein folding. Joshua Sokol, The Atlantic, "AI Keeps Mastering Games, But Can It Win in the Real World?," 27 Feb. 2018 Study participants share their blood and spit in the name of biomedical research. Megan Thielking, STAT, "National Academies panel urges researchers to routinely share test results with study participants," 10 July 2018 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

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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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