any of various protective garments, as: a suit designed to protect the wearer from biological hazards; a protective suit made of biological materials; a relatively flexible and lightweight spacesuit
The captain's mono-moleclar [sic] biosuit gave his craggy face a faint sheen, like the beginnings of a sweat.
Foeman, Where Do You Flee? in GalaxyJan. 31/1
Minoru stank from hour after hour in his biosuit.
Genji in Murasaki 44
‘He’s got a plague. Burn him.’… The flames roared, lapping up the synthetic of their biosuits.
Biouniversity in Science Fiction Age Sept. 73/2
Even filtered through the neural nets of his biosuit the acuity of sensation made him feel as if he was being rubbed raw.
Veil of a Thousand Tears ii. 56
We’re seeing some very strange microbe activity here. Very unusual. The place is hotter than hell. I’m toughing it out in a biosuit, but I don’t really know whether I’m contaminated or not.
Oryx & Crake xiii. 338
I return the mug to the kitchen and head upstairs for my biosuit. ‘Here we go.’
Electric Kingdomii. 87
Research HistorySuggested by Ben Ostrowsky.
We would like to find more examples before the 1990s.
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