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biohybrid

adjective bio·hy·brid \ -ˈhī-brəd \

medical Definition of biohybrid

: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 Examiner26 Apr. 2012
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)12 Jan. 1994
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. WelchUSA Today28 Feb. 2005

biohybrid

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