Geneered organisms whose entire raison d'etre is to make music.
Not just music that baselines or near-baselines can appreciate but a sort of broadband magic that sounds equally pleasant to all clades, sounding different to each type. For example a baseline won't hear much beyond the bassline and fractal percussion (the most important part of a biophonic dub symphony). But a vec or a neodolphin etc, all hear something else.
Of course it is possible for a sophont to mod themselves specifically to cycle through a million different 'frequency response' templates. But they can never understand the complexities of each harmonic like a Biophone can.
The NoCoZo possesses huge numbers of biophones in their enormous mallbitals.
- Biomod - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
A biotech or bioborg augment or mod, especially one that can be easily or relatively easily applied to any biont, bioborg, cyborg, biovec.
- Biont - Text by Stephen Inniss, based on the original by M. Alan Kazlev
Any organic life form, Terragen or otherwise, whether natural or engineered. Often this term is used exclusively for organic beings of sophont grade intelligence.
- Biontogenics - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
The science and art of creating biont clades, usually from scratch. Such bionts do not necessarily have to look unusual, they may be typical nearbaseline in appearance for example.
- Biontogenist - Text by M. Alan Kazlev
Term given to sophonts - usually transapients but may be superbright/superturing - who create for business, pleasure, or other motives entire biont clades. Biontogenists may be biological ((nano/synano-)bioborg), cyborg, ai, or even virtuals (assuming the latter have the appropriate physical interfaces).