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[bahy-oh-kuh m-pat-uh-bil-i-tee] /ˌbaɪ oʊ kəmˌpæt əˈbɪl ɪ ti/
the capability of coexistence with living tissues or organisms without causing harm:
Artificial joint adhesives must have biocompatibility with bone and muscle.
Origin of biocompatibility
1975-80; bio- + compatibility
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biocompatible, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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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