Meaning of biocompatibility

bi•o•com•pat•i•bil•i•ty

Pronunciation: (bī"ō-kum-pat"u-bil'i-tē), [key]
— n.
  1. the capability of coexistence with living tissues or organisms without causing harm: Artificial joint adhesives must have biocompatibility with bone and muscle.
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