Medical Dictionary


adjective bio·hy·brid \-ˈhī-brəd\

Medical Definition of biohybrid

  1. :  containing or composed of both biological and non-biological components: such asa:  possessing a component of biological origin The students are experimenting using a protein in spinach to create a biohybrid solar panel.—The Washington Examiner, 26 Apr. 2012b:  containing biomaterial and especially non-biological biomaterial They are designing biohybrid organs—live tissue enclosed in an artificial membrane—to replace the pancreas and other failing endocrine glands.—Robert Whitaker, The Times Union (Albany, New York), 12 Jan. 1994cof a prosthesis :  integrating synthetic material with human tissue (such as muscles, nerves, or bone) One project seeks to build “biohybrid” limbs, in which a prosthetic would be implanted in tissue and become an integral part of the patient.—William M. Welch, USA Today, 28 Feb. 2005



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