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bionics

 [bi-on´iks]
scientific study of how functions, characteristics, and phenomena observed in the living world can be applied to nonliving systems.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·on·ics

(bī-on'iks),
1. The science of biologic functions and mechanisms as applied to electronic chemistry; such as computers, employing various aspects of physics, mathematics, and chemistry; for example, 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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

bionics

(bī-ŏn′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
Application of biological principles to the study and design of engineering systems, especially electronic systems.
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bionics

An evolving field that studies biological structure and function in order to create electronic and mechanical devices and synthetic body parts that would serve as viable substitutes for limbs, organs and tissues degenerated, destroyed or damaged by accidents or injuries of war.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

bi·on·ics

(bī-on'iks)
1. The science of biologic functions and mechanisms as applied to electronic technology.
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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

bionics

Biological principles applied to the design of engineering systems, especially electronic systems.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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