dependency of an organism on a mechanical device implanted within the body, such as an electronic cardiac pacemaker.
enthetobiosis/en·theto·bio·sis/ (en-thet″o-bi-o´sis) dependency on a mechanical implant, as on an artificial cardiac pacemaker.
a term suggested to denote the dependency of an organism on a mechanical device implanted within the body, for example, dependency of a patient on an electronic cardiac pacemaker to regulate the heartbeat. The relationship between the organism and the device is critical. Called also epenthetobiosis.