bioadhesive

adjective
bio·ad·he·sive | \ -ad-ˈhē-siv, -əd- \

Medical Definition of bioadhesive 

: tending to adhere to or cause adhesion in living tissue bioadhesive gels Encapsulating the drug in a bioadhesive polymer means that the capsule stays in the GI tract longer, allowing more drug molecules to diffuse from it and be absorbed through the intestinal walls. —Rebecca Rawls, Chemical & Engineering News, 31 Mar. 1997

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