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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of the biological and medical effects of space flight on living organisms.

bi′o·as′tro·nau′ti·cal adj.


(Astronautics) (functioning as singular) the study of the effects of space flight on living organisms. See space medicine


(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.


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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