Definition of bioadhesive in English:

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bioadhesive

Pronunciation: /ˌbīōadˈhēsiv/ Pronunciation: /-ziv/

noun

An adhesive substance produced by or obtained from living organisms, or used on living tissue.
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.

adjective

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.

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Syllabification: bi·o·ad·he·sive

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