life science

noun

: 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
life scientist noun

Examples of life science in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By Battery’s calculation, the overall investable market opportunity for these categories is about $2.1 trillion, with industrial tech adding $1.3 trillion, and life science tools adding $800 billion. Byallie Garfinkle, Fortune, 6 June 2024 Asking rents in San Diego’s core life science cluster are down 7.2 percent year over year. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 May 2024 While the United States isn’t currently able to meet the urgent material demands of the pandemic, its continuing global edge in the life sciences and biotechnology can be instrumental in finding a real solution to the crisis: a vaccine. Kurt M. Campbell, Foreign Affairs, 18 Mar. 2020 Healey's $1 billion proposal aims to catalyze the economic growth around climate tech by using the successes in life sciences as a template and applying it to climate tech innovation, Hao told ABC News. Julia Jacobo, ABC News, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for life science 

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Word History

First Known Use

1941, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of life science was in 1941

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Cite this Entry

“Life science.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/life%20science. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

life science

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

Medical Definition

life science

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