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biocompatibility

 [bi″o-kom-pat″ĭ-bil´ĭ-te]
the quality of not having toxic or injurious effects on biological systems. adj., adj biocompat´ible.

bio·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty

(bī'ō-kom-pat'i-bil'i-tē),
The relative ability of a nonorganic material to interact favorably with a biologic system. The degree of biocompatibility depends on a material's chemical stability over time, tendency to cause inflammation, incite disease, or become carconogenic.
[bio- + compatibility]

biocompatibility

(bī′ō-kəm-păt′ə-bĭl′ĭ-tē)
n.
The property of being biologically compatible by not producing a toxic, injurious, or immunologic response in living tissue.

bi′o·com·pat′i·ble adj.

biocompatibility

(1) The extent to which a foreign, usually implanted, material does not evoke an immune or other response in a recipient.
(2) The ability to co-exist with living organisms without harming them.

biocompatibility

1. The extent to which a foreign, usually implanted, material elicits an immune or other response in a recipient.
2. The ability to coexist with living organisms without harming them.

bio·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty

(bī'ō-kŏm-pat'i-bil'i-tē)
The relative ability of a material to interact favorably with a biologic system.

bio·com·pat·i·bil·i·ty

(bī'ō-kŏm-pat'i-bil'i-tē)
The relative ability of a inorganic material to interact favorably with a biologic system. The degree of biocompatibility depends on a material's stability over time, tendency to cause inflammation, cause disease, or be carcinogenic.

biocompatibility

the quality of not having toxic or injurious effects on biological systems.
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