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Definition of "biomaterial" [biomaterial]

  • A biocompatible material that is used to construct artificial organs, rehabilitation devices, or prostheses and replace natural body tissues. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "biomaterial" in a sentence
  • "The capacity of metabolism by organisms ensures that cells have both the needed biomaterial and energy to enable cellular replication."
  • "Silk spiders are too anti-social to farm successfully, but these genetically modified goats provide a way to manufacture the biomaterial on a commercial scale."
  • "Washington State (mechanical engineering research on biomaterial as bone scaffolding), and Virginia Tech (engineering on hydrogen fuel cells), resulting in numerous presentations and co-authorship of silk research published in Biomacromolecules; economic case study published in the International"