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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

mechano-

Mechanical.

[Greek mēkhanē, machine.]

A mechanoreceptor is a sense organ or cell that responds to mechanical stimuli such as touch or sound; something mechanosensitive is sensitive to mechanical stimuli, such as the proteins in some cell membranes that open a conductance pore in response to mechanical stress; mechanochemistry is concerned with the direct conversion of chemical energy into mechanical energy; mechanotherapy is the use of mechanical equipment in physiotherapy. Though these and other terms can be hyphenated, such forms are less common.

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