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Medicyte is a generic term for all types of invasive microscopic robots used in medicine. There is great diversity in the design and function of medicytes. The first medicytes were primarily drytech with biotech interfaces but as nanotechnology advanced syntech became more dominant, especially in the Sephirotic empires.

Bio- and syntech are easily removed from the body, often medicytes of this type have the capability to undergo biological apoptosis allowing them to be safely removed by the host's body. Drytech medicytes cannot safely degrade in their host (their degraded products can get lodged in tissues and can even be toxic) and so instead either excrete themselves via sweat and urine or if available are dismantled by marrocine.

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Text by Ryan B
Initially published on 16 October 2011.