biomechanics also bio-mechanics, 1933, "study of the action of forces on the body," from BIO- (Cf. bio-) + MECHANIC (Cf. mechanic) (also see -ICS (Cf. -ics)). Earlier (1924) as a term in Russian theater, from Rus. biomekhanika (1921).

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