medical Definition of bioabsorbable
- One advantage of a bioabsorbable stent is that the arteries can remain flexible after the device dissolves. That's not possible with metal stents.
- —Peter Benesh, Investor's Business Daily, 6 Apr. 2009
- A newer arthroscopic procedure involves the use of bioabsorbable anchors and tacks. These tiny devices, used to secure internal sutures, are made of a sugar-like substance that dissolves in the system within a month or two following arthroscopic surgery.
- —Food & Fitness Advisor, December 2004