biomedical engineering

biomedical engineering

noun
bioengineering ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1965–70

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biomedical engineering   (bī'ō-měd'ĭ-kəl)  Pronunciation Key 
The application of engineering techniques to the understanding of biological systems and to the development of therapeutic technologies and devices. kidney dialysis, pacemakers, synthetic skin, artificial joints, and protheses are some products of biomedical engineering. Also called bioengineering.
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