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Line breaks: bio|mech¦an¦ics
Pronunciation: /ˌbʌɪə(ʊ)mɪˈkanɪks

Definition of biomechanics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The study of the mechanical laws relating to the movement or structure of living organisms.
Example sentences
  • Learn about the history of science and engineering underlying biomechanics and clinical movement analysis methods.
  • Contacting a trainer who has indepth knowledge of muscle mechanics, anatomy and biomechanics will put you on the right path.
  • He is a former swimming champion with a degree in engineering and training in biomechanics, biochemistry, fluid mechanics and sports physiology.



Example sentences
  • It is obvious that histological and biomechanical properties are strongly influenced by these forces.
  • The first thing to note is that they are fairly well adapted in terms of the musculature, they have a particular biomechanical form, which will enable them to perform fast exercise and efficiently as well.
  • Clients are given feedback on the practitioner's findings, a few self-help exercises and advice on use of the biomechanical structure of the body.


Example sentences
  • This coordination of tongue and jaw movements is necessary in frogs because of the attachment of the tongue at the mandibular symphysis; the movements are biomechanically linked, especially in frogs with derived inertial elongation.
  • This symbiosis may have helped conocardioids compete with the biomechanically more efficient bivalves during the latter part of the Paleozoic.
  • Whatever the reason, today's alligators are biomechanically prepared for a way of life that vanished 140 million years ago.


Example sentences
  • The group included two MSc students from Loughborough, one a biomechanist, the other an exercise physiologist.
  • We need a biomechanist, a physiologist, a psychologist, a nutritionist and a physiotherapist.
  • The assistance of a biomechanist or a coach well-educated in biomechanics could be important in this phase of the swimmer's preparation.

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