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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 BeneshInvestor's Business Daily6 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 AdvisorDecember 2004

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