Pronunciation: (bī"ō-mi-kan'iks), [key]
—n. (used with a sing. v.)
a. the study of the action of external and internal forces on the living body, esp. on the skeletal system.
b. the development of prostheses.
2. Biol.the study of the mechanical nature of biological processes, as heart action and muscle movement.
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