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bionics

Pronunciation: bī-on′iks

Definition:

  1. The science of biologic functions and mechanisms as applied to electronic chemistry; such as computers, employing various aspects of physics, mathematics, and chemistry; improving cybernetic engineering by reference to the organization of the vertebrate nervous system.
  2. The science of applying the knowledge gained by studying the characteristics of living organisms to the formulation of nonorganic devices and techniques.

[bio- + electronics]

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