bio·​med·​i·​cine | \ ˌbī-ō-ˈme-də-sən How to pronounce biomedicine (audio) , British usually -ˈmed-sən \

Definition of biomedicine

: medicine based on the application of the principles of the natural sciences and especially biology and biochemistry

Examples of biomedicine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The absence of this academic credibility and knowledge of the many basics of biomedicine really hurt at the very beginning. Alex Zhavoronkov, Forbes, 24 May 2021 South Korea has the world’s second-largest biomedicine production capacity following the U.S., according to BDO, a professional services network. Dasl Yoon, WSJ, 21 May 2021 The public's perception of science and technology, particularly around biomedicine, has also changed. John Cumbers, Forbes, 19 May 2021 But that pain was real, and led to real setbacks and deformations in American biomedicine that the physical sciences should not now want to emulate. Yuval Levin, National Review, 17 May 2021 The researchers say animal-human chimeras could prove a powerful tool in biomedicine and that the new research is important for helping understand what roadblocks stand in the way of merging human cells into animal embryos. Usha Lee Mcfarling, STAT, 18 Apr. 2021 Eli Lilly works to treat various conditions such as diabetes and also focuses on oncology and biomedicine therapeutics. Mike Freeman, USA TODAY, 16 Apr. 2021 The life sciences, biomedicine, biotechnology, and related health care coupled with a return of the tourism industry will fuel growth in San Diego. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Mar. 2021 For 7 years as president of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Robert Tjian helped steer hundreds of millions of dollars to scientists probing provocative ideas that might transform biology and biomedicine. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, 21 Jan. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'biomedicine.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of biomedicine

1922, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About biomedicine

Time Traveler for biomedicine

Time Traveler

The first known use of biomedicine was in 1922

See more words from the same year

Statistics for biomedicine

Last Updated

15 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Biomedicine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for biomedicine


bio·​med·​i·​cine | \ -ˈmed-ə-sən, British usually -ˈmed-sən \

Medical Definition of biomedicine

: medicine based on the application of the principles of the natural sciences and especially biology and biochemistry also : a branch of medical science concerned especially with the capacity of human beings to survive and function in abnormally stressful environments and with the protective modification of such environments


Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!