Nomenclature of Devices Which Simulate Biological Functions

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Science  28 Oct 1960:
Vol. 132, Issue 3435, pp. 1248-1249
DOI: 10.1126/science.132.3435.1248


The suffix -mime is proposed to create generic names for the general class of man-made devices which simulate biological functions. The suffix is used after the stem of the word that describes the organ or cell being simulated; for instance, artificial neurons are described as neuromimes.