biocompatibility

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biocompatibility

[bahy-oh-kuhm-pat-uh-bil-i-tee]
noun
the capability of coexistence with living tissues or organisms without causing harm: Artificial joint adhesives must have biocompatibility with bone and muscle.

Origin:
1975–80; bio- + compatibility

biocompatible, adjective
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Its strength and biocompatibility could make it good for surgical suture or as scaffolding for tissue regeneration.
Other retinal implants sit completely inside the eye, which can cause biocompatibility issues.
There are so many different reaction to a material implanted into an organism that biocompatibility is meaningless.
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