Simple Definition of natural history
: the study of plants, animals, and sometimes ancient human civilizations
Full Definition of natural history
1 : a treatise on some aspect of nature
2 : the natural development of something (as an organism or disease) over a period of time
3 : the study of natural objects especially in the field from an amateur or popular point of view
Examples of natural history in a sentence
the natural history of bees
We went to the Natural History Museum.
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Medical Definition of natural history
: the natural development of something (as an organism or disease) over a period of time <increasing knowledge of the natural histories of tumors—H. S. N. Greene>
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