Biot

noun
A biomechatronic robot.
Origin
Portmanteau of ‘biological’ and ‘robot’.
Source
Rendezvous With Rama

Polythera

noun
A sentient oceanic life form covering the surface of the planet Solaris.
Origin
Polús (many), possibly in combination with thera (“of her”).
Source
Solaris

Vibrocalyx

noun
The vibrating outermost flower part of a choro-flora, a plant that uses sonic stimulation to attract pollinating creatures.
Source
Prima Belladonna

Vodsel

noun
A member of the species Homo sapiens.
Source
Under The Skin

Robot

noun
An artificial person, assembled from biological components.
Origin
Robota, serf labour.
Source
Rossum’s Universal Robots

Sexoid

noun
An android designed to serve as a sexual device.
Source
Innocence

Deathday

noun
The anniversary of a person’s death, celebrated posthumously by a computer simulation of the deceased.
Source
Red Dwarf

Supralobe

noun
The region of the human brain responsible for telepathic ability.
Source
Solar Lottery

Xenomorph

noun
An endoparasitoid extraterrestrial species.
Origin
Derived from ksenos (foreign) and morphē (shape).
Source
Aliens

Genofix

verb
To genetically modify a life form in order to enhance its natural anatomy and physiology.
Source
Consider Phlebas

Sculption

noun
Plastic surgery.
Origin
Derived from ‘sculpt’.
Source
The Hydrogen Sonata