from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of the mechanics of a living body, especially of the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure.
  • n. The mechanics of a part or function of a living body, such as of the heart or of locomotion.

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  • n. The branch of biophysics that deals with the mechanics of the human or animal body; especially concerned with muscles and the skeleton
  • n. The functioning of a particular part of a body


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