Definition of biocompatible in English:

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biocompatible

Pronunciation: /ˌbīōkəmˈpadəb(ə)l/

adjective

(Especially of materials used in surgical implants) not harmful to living tissue.
Example sentences
  • In recent years, PIP has helped develop titanium-coated breast implants, which it says makes the implants more biocompatible.
  • The implantable materials are biocompatible, non-biodegradable implants which are designed for stabilization in soft tissue through the ingrowth of fibrous tissue after implantation.
  • Implants are biocompatible - meaning they're designed to be accepted by your body - and they're made to resist corrosion, degradation and wear.

Derivatives

biocompatibility

Pronunciation: /-ˌpatəˈbilitē/
noun
Example sentences
  • Nitinol provides shape memory, high elasticity, biocompatibility, and MRI compatibility.
  • The material has passed the ISO 10993-1 biocompatibility test for medical implants.
  • The present work, showed that the white clay had good biocompatibility when implanted into the craniofacial bones of dogs.

Words that rhyme with biocompatible

compatible

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: bi·o·com·pat·i·ble

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