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1rare An organism or part of an organism conceptualized as a machine. Also: a machine with properties analogous to those of a living being. Now rare.
2The ordered sequence or pattern of interdependent events involved in a biological or biochemical process.
Early 20th century. From bio- + mechanism, after biomechanical and biomechanics.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.