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A biocompatible material that is used to construct artificial organs, rehabilitation devices, or prostheses and replace natural body tissues.

[bio(compatible) + material.]


a synthetic material used in prostheses or the replacement of natural body tissues


(ˌbaɪ oʊ məˈtɪər i əl, ˈbaɪ oʊ məˌtɪər-)

a natural or synthetic material that is compatible with living tissue and is suitable for surgical implanting.
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