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

Other Words from bioadhesive

bioadhesive noun

Learn More About bioadhesive

Dictionary Entries Near bioadhesive

bioactive

bioadhesive

bioaerosol

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Bioadhesive.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bioadhesive. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!