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[bahy-oh-med-uh-sin] /ˌbaɪ oʊˈmɛd ə sɪn/
the application of the natural sciences, especially the biological and physiological sciences, to clinical medicine.
the science concerned with the effects of the environment on the human body, especially environments associated with space travel.
Origin of biomedicine
1945-50; bio- + medicine
Related forms
biomedical, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for biomedical
  • Cancer research is but a small segment of the total human endeavor in biomedical sciences.
  • So far the biomedical world has dealt with the problem largely by wishing it would go away.
  • The ethical and moral issues that surround human cloning, for reproduction or biomedical research, are significant.
  • Dogs are important to researchers because they can be used as biomedical models for understanding human diseases.
  • But it could transform the future of computers, especially in pharmaceutical and biomedical applications.
  • When the chimpanzees are retired, many of them are sold into biomedical research.
  • The customers in nearly all cases are legitimate scientists working on biomedical research.
  • He's a biomedical researcher and a furry celebrity of sorts.
  • Transgenic animals are a key tool in the biomedical researchers' toolbox.
  • And what we're finding out now, is that there is so much to learn from them in terms of biomedical research and in biotechnology.
British Dictionary definitions for biomedical


of or relating to biology and medicine or biomedicine


/ˌbaɪəʊˈmɛdɪsɪn; -ˈmɛdsɪn/
the medical study of the effects of unusual environmental stress on human beings, esp in connection with space travel
the study of herbal remedies
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Word Origin and History for biomedical

also bio-medical, 1961, from bio- + medical.

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biomedical in Medicine

biomedical bi·o·med·i·cal (bī'ō-měd'ĭ-kəl)

  1. Of or relating to biomedicine.

  2. Of, relating to, or involving biological, medical, and physical sciences.

biomedicine bi·o·med·i·cine (bī'ō-měd'ĭ-sĭn)

  1. The branch of medical science that deals with the ability of humans to tolerate environmental stresses and variations, as in space travel.

  2. The application of the principles of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to clinical medicine.

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