bioinspired

adjective

bio·​in·​spired ¦bī-(ˌ)ō-ˌin-¦spīrd How to pronounce bioinspired (audio)
-¦spī-ərd
: inspired by or based on biological structures or processes
The goal is to improve modeling and simulation of the biological system to attain a better understanding of the wing's critical structural features for use in future bioinspired designs.Aerospace America, December 2011
Making bioinspired materials has been a popular notion of research for some time, but achieving such complexity through synthetic techniques offers considerable challenges.David Filmore, Today's Chemist At Work, April 2003

Word History

First Known Use

1992, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bioinspired was in 1992

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“Bioinspired.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bioinspired. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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