Dictionary

biology

noun bi·ol·o·gy \bī-ˈä-lə-jē\

: a science that deals with things that are alive (such as plants and animals)

: the plant and animal life of a particular place

: the processes that occur in a living thing

Full Definition of BIOLOGY

1
:  a branch of knowledge that deals with living organisms and vital processes
2
a :  the plant and animal life of a region or environment
b :  the life processes especially of an organism or group; broadly :  ecology
bi·ol·o·gist \-jist\ noun
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Examples of BIOLOGY

  1. advances in the field of biology
  2. the biology of the rain forest
  3. the biology of tumor cells

Origin of BIOLOGY

German Biologie, from bi- + -logie -logy
First Known Use: 1819

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate
BIOLOGY Defined for Kids

biology

noun bi·ol·o·gy \bī-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of BIOLOGY for Kids

:  a science that deals with living things and their relationships, distribution, and behavior
Medical Dictionary

biology

noun bi·ol·o·gy \-jē\
plural bi·ol·o·gies

Medical Definition of BIOLOGY

1
:  a branch of science that deals with living organisms and vital processes
2
a :  the plant and animal life of a region or environment b :  the laws and phenomena relating to an organism or group
3
:  a treatise on biology
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