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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the biological and medical effects of space flight on living organisms.
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(Astronautics) (functioning as singular) the study of the effects of space flight on living organisms. See space medicine
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bi•o•as•tro•nau•tics(ˌbaɪ oʊˌæs trəˈnɔ tɪks)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the science dealing with the effects of space travel on life.
bi`o•as`tro•nau′tic, bi`o•as`tro•nau′ti•cal, adj.
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the science that studies the effects of space travel on life, especially human life and the human body.See also: Aviation, Body, Human
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