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For questions about cyborgs, short for "cybernetic organism". Can either be biological bodies with mechanical parts or a mechanical body with biological parts. Use in conjunction with the relevant work tags.

The term was coined in 1960 by Manfred Clynes and Nathan S. Kline in an article about human-machine systems in outer space. Cyborgs can be biological organisms with mechanical parts, but in sci-fi, the term generally applies to robots with a blend of biological elements that are incorporated into their mechanical makeup.