biology

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noun bi·ol·o·gy \bī-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of biology

  1. 1 :  a branch of knowledge that deals with living organisms and vital processes advances in the field of biology a biology textbook

  2. 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

biologist

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Examples of biology in a sentence

  1. advances in the field of biology

  2. the biology of the rain forest

  3. the biology of tumor cells

Origin and Etymology of biology

German Biologie, from bi- + -logie -logy


First Known Use: 1799


BIOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

biology

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noun bi·ol·o·gy \bī-ˈä-lə-jē\

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

biology

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noun bi·ol·o·gy \bī-ˈä-lə-jē\

Definition of biology for Students

  1. :  a science that deals with living things and their relationships, distribution, and behavior


Medical Dictionary

biology

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noun bi·ol·o·gy \-jē\

Medical Definition of biology

plural

biologies

  1. 1:  a branch of science that deals with living organisms and vital processes

  2. 2a:  the plant and animal life of a region or environmentb:  the laws and phenomena relating to an organism or group

  3. 3:  a treatise on biology



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