Definition of biology
1 : a branch of knowledge that deals with living organisms and vital processes advances in the field of biology a biology textbook
2a : the plant and animal life of a region or environment the biology of the rain forestb : the life processes especially of an organism or group the biology of cancer cells; broadly : ecology
biologistplay \-jist\ noun
Examples of biology in a Sentence
advances in the field of biology
the biology of the rain forest
the biology of tumor cells
Recent Examples of biology from the Web
Expedition 51 performed hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science.
But those boiled over last week with demands that the school fire several people, including a biology professor, Bret Weinstein.
The findings have far broader implications than pinpointing the neurological source of dreams , though, said the study's principal investigator, John Peever, a professor of cell and systems biology at the University of Toronto.
The class will cover the history of beekeeping, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationship and essential equipment.
During Barack Obama's time in the White House, members of the president's science council included Google executive Eric Schmidt and academic experts in disciplines ranging from physics to biology.
Education: Bachelor’s in molecular biology from Vanderbilt;
But these devices shouldn't lead to less physical interaction with our pets, says Dr. Marc Bekoff, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and author of several books about animal ethics.
UCI professor wins Alzheimer’s research grant A UC Irvine assistant professor of molecular biology and biochemistry has won a $150,000 grant to be awarded over three years.
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Origin and Etymology of biology
German Biologie, from bi- + -logie -logy
First Known Use: 1799
BIOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of biology for English Language Learners
: 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
BIOLOGY Defined for Kids
Definition of biology for Students
: a science that deals with living things and their relationships, distribution, and behavior
Medical Definition of biology
1: a branch of science that deals with living organisms and vital processes
2a: the plant and animal life of a region or environmentb: the laws and phenomena relating to an organism or group
3: a treatise on biology
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