bioadhesive

adjective
bio·​ad·​he·​sive | \ -ad-ˈhē-siv, -əd- How to pronounce bioadhesive (audio) \

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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bioadhesive noun

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“Bioadhesive.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bioadhesive. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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