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biomaterial

 [bi″o-mah-tēr´e-al]
any substance (other than a drug), synthetic or natural, that can be used as a system or part of a system that treats, augments, or replaces any tissue, organ, or function of the body; especially, material suitable for use in prostheses that will be in contact with living tissue.

bi·o·ma·ter·i·al

(bī'ō-ma-tē'rē-al),
A synthetic or semisynthetic material used in a biologic system to construct an implantable prosthesis and chosen for its biocompatibility.
[bio- + material]

biomaterial

/bio·ma·te·ri·al/ (bi″o-mah-tēr´e-al) a synthetic dressing with selective barrier properties, used in the treatment of burns; it consists of a liquid solvent (polyethylene glycol-400) and a powdered polymer.

biomaterial

(bī′ō-mə-tîr′ē-əl)
n.
A biocompatible material that is used to construct artificial organs, rehabilitation devices, or prostheses and replace natural body tissues.

biomaterial

(1) Any synthetic material or device—e.g., implant or prosthesis—designed to treat, enhance or replace an ageing, malfunctioning or cosmetically unacceptable native tissue, organ or function in the body.
(2) A native material used for its structural, not biological, properties—e.g., collagen in cosmetics, carbohydrates modified for biomedical applications or as bulking agents in food manufacture.

biomaterial

1. Any synthetic material or device–eg implant or prosthesis-intended to treat, enhance or replace an aging or malfunctioning–or cosmetically unacceptable—native tissue, organ or function in the body. See Bioengineering, Breast implants, Hybrid artificial pancreas, Shiley valve, Teflon, Total hip replacement.
2. A biomaterial used for its structural, not biological, properties–eg, collagen in cosmetics, carbohydrates modified by biotechnology to be used as lubricants for biomedical applications or as bulking agents in food manufacture.

bi·o·ma·te·ri·al

(bī'ō-mă-tēr'ē-ăl)
A synthetic or semisynthetic material chosen for its biocompatibility and used in a biologic system to construct an implantable prosthesis.

bi·o·ma·te·ri·al

(bī'ō-mă-tēr'ē-ăl)
A synthetic or semisynthetic material used in a biologic system to construct an implantable prosthesis and chosen for its biocompatibility.

biomaterial

synthetic materials, including metals, ceramics and polymers. See also biological implant.
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