cyborg

[sahy-bawrg]
noun
a person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device.

Origin:
1960–65; cyb(ernetic) org(anism)

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cyborg (ˈsaɪˌbɔːɡ)
 
n
(in science fiction) a living being whose powers are enhanced by computer implants or mechanical body parts
 
[C20: from cyb(ernetic) org(anism)]

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cyborg
1960, a blend of cybernetic and organism.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
cyborg
cybernetic organism
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Example sentences
His group has previously created cyborg beetles, including ones that have been implanted with electronic components as pupae.
The definition of a cyborg usually connotes a synthesis of biological with electronic.
Technology advances to include cyborg pilots and telepathic overlords.
Nelly's team of stylists probably includes a cyborg.
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