cyborg

[ sahy-bawrg ]
/ ˈsaɪ bɔrg /

noun

a person whose physiological functioning is aided by or dependent upon a mechanical or electronic device.

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Origin of cyborg

1960–65; cyb(ernetic) org(anism)
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British Dictionary definitions for cyborg

cyborg
/ (ˈsaɪˌbɔːɡ) /

noun

(in science fiction) a living being whose powers are enhanced by computer implants or mechanical body parts

Word Origin for cyborg

C20: from cyb (ernetic) org (anism)
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