[ nan-uh-bot ]
/ ˈnæn əˌbɒt /


a machine or robot built on the nanoscale, still in the research-and-development stage, with potential applications in medicine and industry.
a machine or robot that can manipulate nanoscale objects with great precision.


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Also called nan·o·ro·bot [nan-uh-roh-buh t, -bot] /ˈnæn əˌroʊ bət, -bɒt/, nanite, nanomachine.

Origin of nanobot

First recorded in 1990–95; nano- + (ro)bot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020