life science


Definition of life science

: a branch of science (such as biology, medicine, and sometimes anthropology or sociology) that deals with living organisms and life processes usually used in plural

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Examples of life science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Union-Tribune has chronicled the life science industry’s response to COVID-19 throughout the past year, but our stories don’t always capture the scale, scope and speed of the work. Jonathan Wosen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego biotechs have plunged into the fight against COVID-19. Here’s what they’re doing," 11 Oct. 2020 Fishers Economic Development Director Megan Baumgartner said officials are optimistic that INCOG can attract more life science companies to Fishers. John Tuohy, The Indianapolis Star, "Drug manufacturer startup plans headquarters in Fishers," 22 Oct. 2020 Hoping to make a splash in downtown’s real estate market, a celebrated biotech office developer has purchased more than 8 acres of waterfront land to create a life science city along San Diego’s Bay. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Biotech buyer acquires most of Manchester Pacific Gateway for $1.5B waterfront life science campus," 27 Sep. 2020 The buildings are designed to help foster life science research and innovation in a city well known for its medical research and patient care. Dee Depass, Star Tribune, "Mortenson set to break ground on second Destination Medical Center building in Rochester," 24 Sep. 2020 Alvarado said buyer demand is strongest for industrial, apartments and life science properties. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "D-FW commercial property listings are looking up after slump early in pandemic," 24 Sep. 2020 The BioLabs at Pegasus Park facility will be a 37,000-square-foot life science coworking center with shared laboratory and office spaces. Steve Brown, Dallas News, "New biotech hub is a big win for Dallas’ ambitious Pegasus Park," 21 Sep. 2020 But there is no other site that can offer this kind of support for life science tenants downtown. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Horton Plaza developers cast wider net, hope to lure life science firms downtown," 11 Sep. 2020 The Cameroon finding doesn’t surprise German life science company Bayer AG, which manufactures one of the two formulations of clothianidin that malaria programs are considering for indoor spraying. Munyaradzi Makoni, Science | AAAS, "Some mosquitoes already have resistance to the latest weapon against malaria," 31 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of life science

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of life science was in 1941

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12 Nov 2020

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“Life science.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of life science

: an area of science that deals with living things and life processes

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Medical Definition of life science

: a branch of science (as biology and medicine) that deals with living organisms and life processes usually used in plural

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