biomechanics bi·o·me·chan·ics (bī'ō-mĭ-kān'ĭks)
The study of the mechanics of a living body, especially of the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure.
The mechanics of a part or function of a living body, such as of the heart or of locomotion.
|biomechanics (bī'ō-mĭ-kān'ĭks) Pronunciation Key
The scientific study of the role of mechanics in biological systems. The study of biomechanics includes the analysis of motion in animals, the fluid dynamics of blood, and the role of mechanical processes in the development of disease.