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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 RawlsChemical & Engineering News31 Mar. 1997

bioadhesive

noun

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