mechano-, mechan-; mechanico-; machin-
(Greek makhana, machana > Latin machina: machine, device, tool; an apparatus for applying mechanical power to do work; mekhanikos > machynen, decide a course of action, contrive, plot contrivance; a machine or the workings of machines)
"Mechanizations started with human-operated machines to replace the handwork of craftspeople; now, computers and other electronic hardware are frequently used to control those mechanized functions."
"Air transportation is still mechanizing aircraft that are supposed to be safer and more efficient."
Cells are sensitive to mechanical force, and respond in a variety of ways, many of which are beneficial, but others that contribute to disease.
While biologists have contributed greatly to our understanding of the biochemical signaling pathways that transmit these responses, little progress has been made in identifying the initiating event in which a mechanical force is first transduced into a biochemical signal.
Mechanics regulates biological processes at the molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, and organism levels.
Mechanical loading can influence cell proliferation, differentiation, and metabolism; and as such, plays a crucial role in the growth, adaptation, regeneration and engineering of living tissues.
Several mechanisms have been proposed, and some have been characterized, but there is still much to learn.
In the process of studying the interactions between force and biology, this new field of mechanobiology is now being studied in various universities.
Phonocardiography is also usually considered a form of mechanocardiography.
Examples include: a mechanographic record of changes of temperature; and mechanographic prints.
2. The art of mechanically multiplying copies of a writing, or any work of art.
Ome refers to a field of study in biology ending in -omics; such as, genomics (organism's hereditary information) or proteomics (large-scale study of proteins; especially, their structures and functions).