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  1. (biology) Acronym of Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems.
    To create a biological machine, EBICS teams will work with many kinds of cells, but primarily those of three types: neurons, muscle cells and endothelial cells, which make blood vessels.
    • 2010 March, "New Center Takes a Step Toward Biological Machines", LAS News, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Liberal Arts & Sciences:
      The U of I is a partner with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Georgia Institute of Technology in what is known as the Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems (EBICS) Center.
  2. (finance) Acronym of Electronic Banking Internet Communication Standard.
    The CFONB, the standardisation office in the banking sector of France, has designated EBICS as the follow-up standard for the discontinued ETEBAC protocols.