Biocompatibility

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Biocompatibility

Greek for bios - life and compatible; substances having no negative impact on living organisms or tissues, behave neutrally in the body and do not cause allergic or toxic (poisonous) reactions. Particularly relevant for implants (e.g. made of diamond, zirconium dioxide, titanium) that are located over a long period in direct contact with an organism.

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Synonyms: biocompatible

 

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