biomechatronic

adjective
bio·​mech·​a·​tron·​ic | \ ¦bī-(ˌ)ō-ˌme-kə-¦trä-nik How to pronounce biomechatronic (audio) \

Definition of biomechatronic

of a machine
: having a combination of mechanical and biological parts : bionic sense 2a(2) In the past, researchers have incorporated living muscle tissue into much larger machines. For instance, several years ago, a team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrated a palm-size device, called the biomechatronic fish, that swam under the power of muscle tissue extracted from frogs' legs.— Peter Weiss, Science News, 22 Jan. 2005

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1997, in the meaning defined above

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“Biomechatronic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/biomechatronic. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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