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artificial

adjective adulterine, artificiosus, assumed, casuistic, concocted, deceptive, ersatz, faked, false, feigned, fictitious, forged, illusory, imaginary, imagined, imitation, imitative, man-made, not natural, simulated, simulative, spurious, superficial, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal
Associated concepts: artificial boundaries, artificial ingrediints, artificial monuments, artificial person, artificial pond, artificial presumption, artificial watercourse
See also: bogus, deceptive, disingenuous, false, fictitious, histrionic, imitation, inflated, meretricious, orotund, pretentious, specious, spurious, synthetic

ARTIFICIAL. What is the result of, or relates to, the arts; opposed to natural; thus we say a corporation is an artificial person, in opposition to a natural person. Artificial accession is the uniting one property to another by art, opposed to a simple natural union. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 503.

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But Montazerian said his artificial bone grafts could be custom printed to potentially fit any patient and wouldn't require transplanting existing bone fragments.
This compatibility with cell growth means that, along with the strength provided by the composite structure, the new artificial bone meets the requirements for an artificial graft more fully than current options.
Scientists produce white and red blood cells from artificial bone marrow.
The three types of bone transplants are an autologous bone graft whereby a portion of a bone is taken from and transplanted within the same body, those from donor individuals to separate recipients, and those involving a supplemental element made using a artificial bone graft.
Recently there has been a gradual adoption of implants of artificial bone made from ceramic materials such as hydroxyapatite.
A promising recent development involves the investigational use of a resorbable artificial bone scaffold capable of undergoing bone remodeling in lieu of the standard bone cement used in this study, according to the surgeon.
The findings of Haddon may lead to improved flexibility and strength of artificial bone, new types of bone grafts, and inroads in the treatment of osteoporosis.
Kotov has had enough success with this and materials that incorporate such celebrity substances as carbon nanotubes that a small Stillwater company, Strala Materials, is now trying to commercialize his materials for body armor, aviation equipment, and artificial bone.
Local doctors in China have recently treated 18 bone disease patients by implanting a new type of artificial bone.
This investigation was based on studies with mammals (including humans) documenting that coral skeletons may be employed as osseous substitutes, as scaffolds for direct osteoblastic application, or as an artificial bone filler for repairing bone defects [6, 7].
It means he now has an artificial bone in his neck held in by a metal plate and two screws with the wound sealed by 22 staples.
Materials scientists use this property extensively to construct artificial bone grafts that are either entirely made of or only surface-coated with the biologically relevant calcium orthophosphates.