Definition of bioadhesive in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌbʌɪəʊədˈhiːsɪv/


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
More example sentences
  • At the moment, there is a significant need of a suitable bioadhesive for use in medical procedures.
  • As well, the porous nature of the exudate allows for the wound to breathe, a desirable characteristic of a bioadhesive.
  • All marine bioadhesives characterized thus far are rich in such polar residues.


Having the properties of a bioadhesive: bioadhesive polymers
More example sentences
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: bio|adhe¦sive

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.