Definition of bioglass in English:


(also bioglas)

Pronunciation /ˈbʌɪə(ʊ)ɡlɑːs/ /ˈbʌɪə(ʊ)ɡlas/


  • 1rare A filtration medium in the form of small glass spheres or granules.

  • 2Medicine
    A synthetic bioactive substance resembling glass but containing high proportions of calcium and phosphorus, used for prostheses and implanted medical devices.

    A trademark in the United States.


1970s; earliest use found in British Patents. From bio- + glass.