bioprosthesis

noun
bio·​pros·​the·​sis | \ -präs-ˈthē-səs, -ˈpräs-thə- How to pronounce bioprosthesis (audio) \
plural bioprostheses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce bioprostheses (audio) \

Medical Definition of bioprosthesis

: a prosthesis (as a porcine heart valve) consisting of an animal part or containing animal tissue

Other Words from bioprosthesis

bioprosthetic \ -​präs-​ˈthet-​ik How to pronounce bioprosthetic (audio) \ adjective

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“Bioprosthesis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bioprosthesis. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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