biohybrid

adjective

bio·​hy·​brid -ˈhī-brəd How to pronounce biohybrid (audio)
: containing or composed of both biological and non-biological components: such as
a
: possessing a component of biological origin
The students are experimenting using a protein in spinach to create a biohybrid solar panel.The Washington Examiner
b
: 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)
c
of 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
biohybrid noun

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“Biohybrid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/biohybrid. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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