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The property of being biologically compatible by not producing a toxic, injurious, or immunologic response in living tissue.

bi′o·com·pat′i·ble adj.
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(ˌbaɪ oʊ kəmˌpæt əˈbɪl ɪ ti)

the capability of coexistence with living tissues or organisms without causing harm.
bi`o•com•pat′i•ble, adj.
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