biomaterial

biomaterial

[bahy-oh-muh-teer-ee-uhl, bahy-oh-muh-teer-]
noun
a synthetic material, usually a plastic, suitable for implanting in a living body to repair damaged or diseased parts.

Origin:
1965–70; bio- + material

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biomaterial bi·o·ma·te·ri·al (bī'ō-mə-tēr'ē-əl)
n.
Material used to construct artificial organs, rehabilitation devices, or prostheses and replace natural body tissues.

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