nanorobot

nanobot

[nan-uh-bot]
noun
1.
a machine or robot built on the nanoscale, still in the research-and-development stage, with potential applications in medicine and industry.
2.
a machine or robot that can manipulate nanoscale objects with great precision.
Also called nanorobot [nan-uh-roh-buht, -bot] , nanite, nanomachine.


Origin:
1990–95; nano- + (ro)bot

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