bioprosthesis

noun

bio·​pros·​the·​sis -präs-ˈthē-səs, -ˈpräs-thə- How to pronounce bioprosthesis (audio)
plural bioprostheses -ˌsēz How to pronounce bioprosthesis (audio)
: a prosthesis (as a porcine heart valve) consisting of an animal part or containing animal tissue
bioprosthetic adjective

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“Bioprosthesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bioprosthesis. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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