noun Date: 1971 compatibility with living tissue or a living system by not being toxic, injurious, or physiologically reactive and not causing immunological rejectionbiocompatible adjective

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  • biocompatibility — n. quality of being biocompatible …   English contemporary dictionary

  • biocompatibility — bio·compatibility …   English syllables

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  • biocompatibility — bi•o•com•pat•i•bil•i•ty [[t]ˌbaɪ oʊ kəmˌpæt əˈbɪl ɪ ti[/t]] n. biochem. imu the capability of coexistence with living tissues or organisms without causing harm • Etymology: 1975–80 bi o•com•pat′i•ble, adj …   From formal English to slang

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  • Nitinol Biocompatibility — Biocompatibility Overview= Metal implants containing a combination of biocompatible metals or used in conjunction with other biomaterials are often considered the standard for many implant types. When materials are introduced to the body it is… …   Wikipedia

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