1. Also called biomedical engineering. the application of engineering principles and techniques to problems in medicine and biology, as the design and production of artificial limbs and organs.
  2. the branch of engineering that deals with applications of biological processes to the manufacture of products, as the use of fermentation to produce beer.


  1. the design and manufacture of aids, such as artificial limbs, to rectify defective body functions
  2. the design, manufacture, and maintenance of engineering equipment used in biosynthetic processes, such as fermentation

  1. See biomedical engineering.

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