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bi·o·en·gi·neer·ing / ˌbīōˌenjəˈni(ə)ring/ • n. 1. another term for genetic engineering. 2. the use of artificial tissues, organs, or organ components to replace damaged or absent parts of the body, such as artificial limbs and heart pacemakers. 3. the use in engineering or industry of biological organisms or processes. DERIVATIVES: bi·o·en·gi·neer n. & v.

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bioengineering
1. The use of artificial tissues, organs, and organ components to replace parts of the body that are damaged, lost, or malfunctioning, e.g. artificial limbs, heart valves, and heart pacemakers. See also tissue engineering.

2. The application of engineering knowledge to medicine and zoology.

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bioengineering (by-oh-en-ji-neer-ing) n. the application of biological and engineering principles to the development and manufacture of equipment and devices for use in biological systems. Examples of such products include orthopaedic prostheses and heart pacemakers.

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bioengineering Application of engineering techniques to medical and biological problems such as devices to aid or replace defective or inadequate body organs, as in the production of artificial limbs, heart valves, hip joints, and hearing aids.

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