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natural history

noun

: 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

  1. the natural history of bees
  2. We went to the Natural History Museum.

First Known Use of NATURAL HISTORY

1567

Rhymes with NATURAL HISTORY

natural history

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

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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