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- n. a biological artefact, not altered by human hands; e.g. a seed, or an uncarved wooden roof beam.
- n. A hybrid of an artefact and a living entity, or between concepts of nature and technology.
Ancient Greek βίος (bios, "life") + Latin arte factum ("something made with skill"). (Wiktionary)