biology


noun

  1. the science of life or living matter in all its forms and phenomena, especially with reference to origin, growth, reproduction, structure, and behavior.
  2. the living organisms of a region: the biology of Pennsylvania.
  3. the biological phenomena characteristic of an organism or a group of organisms: She is studying the biology of worms, especially in regard to their reproductive behavior.

noun

  1. the study of living organisms, including their structure, functioning, evolution, distribution, and interrelationships
  2. the structure, functioning, etc, of a particular organism or group of organisms
  3. the animal and plant life of a particular region
n.

1819, from Greek bios “life” (see bio-) + -logy. Suggested 1802 by German naturalist Gottfried Reinhold Treviranus (1776-1837), and introduced as a scientific term that year in French by Lamarck.

n.

  1. The science of life and of living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution. It includes botany and zoology.
  2. The life processes or characteristic phenomena of a group or category of living organisms.

  1. The scientific study of life and of living organisms. Botany, zoology, and ecology are all branches of biology.

The study of life and living systems.

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