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1rare A filtration medium in the form of small glass spheres or granules. Now rare.
Medicine. A synthetic bioactive substance resembling glass but containing high proportions of calcium and phosphorus, used for prostheses and implanted medical devices.
1970s; earliest use found in British Patents. From bio- + glass.
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