Definition of bioadhesive in English:

bioadhesive

Line breaks: bio|adhe¦sive
Pronunciation: /ˌbʌɪəʊədˈhiːsɪv
 
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noun

  • An adhesive substance produced by or obtained from living organisms, or used on living tissue: there is a significant need for a suitable bioadhesive for use in medical procedures
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    • This is going to need stitches but I can do the rest with bioadhesive.
    • J. Herbert Waite, of the University of Delaware in Lewes reported on the role of marine bioadhesives and their tantalizing spectrum of potential technical applications.
    • At the moment, there is a significant need of a suitable bioadhesive for use in medical procedures.

adjective

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  • Having the properties of a bioadhesive: bioadhesive polymers
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    • In other words, chitosan is bioadhesive and readily binds to negatively charged surfaces such as mucosal membranes.
    • A bioadhesive tablet containing the antifungal drug miconazole is an effective and convenient means of treating oropharyngeal candidiasis.
    • We found that the daily bioadhesive buccal tablet achieved the same efficacy as the gel, but required one-tenth as much miconazole, and could be given on a much more convenient schedule.

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