bionics

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From bio- +‎ electronics. Coined by US Air Force medical doctor Jack E. Steele in 1958 to refer to the "flow of concepts from biology to engineering and vice versa".

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bionics ‎(uncountable)

  1. The design of engineering systems, especially electronic ones, based on that of biological systems.
  2. biomimetics

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