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  • n. An artificial animal.

Etymologies

First used by S.W. Wilson in 1991. (Wiktionary)

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  • At a July conference on in-vitro recording technology in Reutlingen, [in] Germany, teams from around the world presented projects on culturing brain material and plugging it into simulations and robots, or "animats" as they are known.
    New Scientist, 16 August 2008

    August 23, 2008