bioabsorbable

adjective
bio·ab·sorb·able | \ ˌbī-ō-əb-ˈzȯr-bə-bəl, -ˈsȯr- \

Medical Definition of bioabsorbable 

: capable of being absorbed into living tissue 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

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