Definitions

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  • n. A biological pioneer, an inventer of environmental solutions and biotechnology; a crafter of creative solutions to environmental and socio-cultural problems.
  • n. A biological engineer, an engineer of creatures, especially partially artificial/mechanical ones.
  • v. To pioneer biologically.
  • v. To engineer biologically.

Etymologies

A portmanteau of biological and pioneer or engineer, possibly coined by Kenny Ausubel. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Frank Fish, a biomechanicist at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, is a bioneer who noted that the bumps on the fins of the humpback whale are not random; they evolved over millions of years.

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