nano·​ma·​chine | \ ˈna-nə-mə-ˌshēn How to pronounce nanomachine (audio) , ˈna-nō- \

Definition of nanomachine

: a microscopic machine constructed by the use of nanotechnology

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Recent Examples on the Web Instead, the researchers developed tiny nanomachines made of magnesium. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Create Nanomachines To Treat Ulcers in Mice," 17 Aug. 2017 That is, this replicating nanomachine essentially carries 7 Kbytes of executable code. Larry Smarr, WIRED, "Microcosmos," 1 June 2003 Three pioneers in the development of nanomachines, made of moving molecules, were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry on Wednesday. Kenneth Chang And Sewell Chan, New York Times, "Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded," 5 Oct. 2016

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1986, in the meaning defined above

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“Nanomachine.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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