biomedicine

[bahy-oh-med-uh-sin]
noun
1.
the application of the natural sciences, especially the biological and physiological sciences, to clinical medicine.
2.
the science concerned with the effects of the environment on the human body, especially environments associated with space travel.

Origin:
1945–50; bio- + medicine

biomedical, adjective
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biomedical (ˌbaɪəʊˈmɛdɪkəl)
 
adj
of or relating to biology and medicine or biomedicine

biomedicine (ˌbaɪəʊˈmɛdɪsɪn, -ˈmɛdsɪn)
 
n
1.  the medical study of the effects of unusual environmental stress on human beings, esp in connection with space travel
2.  the study of herbal remedies

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biomedical
by c.1963, from bio- + medical.
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biomedical bi·o·med·i·cal (bī'ō-měd'ĭ-kəl)
adj.

  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)
n.

  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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Example sentences
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.
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