biohybrid

adjective
bio·​hy·​brid | \ -ˈhī-brəd How to pronounce biohybrid (audio) \

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 Examiner, 26 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. Welch, USA Today, 28 Feb. 2005

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“Biohybrid.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/biohybrid. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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