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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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Kuraray Medical is positioning this product as a cornerstone of its efforts to develop the artificial bone graft market.
We have taken advantage of the complex interactions between hydroxyapatite and organic substances to invent a new concept in the preparation of artificial bone materials that can be used to repair the human skeleton [damaged] as a result of accidents, disease, or congenital defects," he explains.
Biphasic calcium phosphate concept applied to artificial bone, implant coating and injectable bone substitute, Biomaterials, 1473-1478, (1998).
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Washington, February 10 ( ANI ): A seven-year partnership between the University of Southampton and the University of Edinburgh has resulted in an artificial bone, created using stem cells and a new lightweight plastic, that could soon be used to heal shattered limbs.
The revolutionary technology - called SMARTFIT - involves the creation of artificial bone implants.
EDMs are also used each day in hospitals and by medical suppliers to produce individual artificial bone implants, often within hours of determining the need for surgery.
McVay's group would like to mimic this low-temperature, water-based process to grow technologically important compounds such as artificial bone and nonrusting building materials.
Additional chemical and physical steps convert the calcium carbide into carbonated hydroxyapatite, which can then be implanted and serves as the artificial bone.
SCIENTISTS have developed a sponge-like artificial bone which can be cut to fit then hardens into real bone within months.
The successful implantation of a high-tech artificial bone in a three-year-old's arm, a surgery never before attempted on a toddler.
Washington, December 23 (ANI): University of Michigan researchers have created artificial bone marrow that can continuously make red and white blood cells, showing the possibility of simplifying procedures for testing drugs and immune system defects.