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biomaterial Tweet Definition of biomaterial Like Definition of biomaterial on Facebook
noun 
  1. A nonviable material used in a medical device, intended to interact with biological systems. (source: Consensus definition, 1st Biomaterials Consensus Conference, 1986, Chester, UK)
  2. A material intended to interface with biological systems to evaluate, treat, augment, or replace any tissue, organ, or function of the body. (source: Consensus definition, 2nd Biomaterials Consensus Conference, 1992, Chester, UK)
     
bur Tweet Definition of bur Like Definition of bur on Facebook
noun 
  1. A rough, prickly husk around the seeds or fruit of some plants
  2. Any of several plants having such husks
  3. A rotary cutting implement having a selection of variously shaped heads
     
buttonhole Tweet Definition of buttonhole Like Definition of buttonhole on Facebook
noun 
  1. A hole through which a button is pushed to secure a garment or some part of one.
  2. (context, mostly, UK) a flower worn in a buttonhole for decoration
verb (buttonhol, ing)
  1. To detain (a person) in conversation against their will.
  2. (rfv-sense) (slang) To grab (a person) by the shirt.
     
bypass Tweet Definition of bypass Like Definition of bypass on Facebook
noun (bypasses)
  1. a road that passes around something, such as a residential area
  2. a circumvention
  3. a section of pipe that conducts a fluid around some other fixture
  4. an electrical shunt
  5. (medicine) an alternative passage created to divert a bodily fluid around a damaged organ; the surgical procedure to construct such a bypass
verb (bypass, es)
  1. to avoid an obstacle etc, by constructing or using a bypass
  2. to ignore the usual channels or procedures
     

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