- biological: a bio control service using praying mantises to reduce the population of garden pests.
Origin of bio
- a combining form meaning “life” occurring in loanwords from Greek (biography); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (bioluminescence).
Origin of bio-
Examples from the Web for bio
I stopped turning the pages when I came across the bio of Bell-Johnson.The Names You Don’t Hear: Nearly 200 Women Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan
May 26, 2014
A bio that has since been removed from his website tells a little about Rawcus before he took the name.Rawcus Is the Rapper Behind the Viral ‘White People Crazy’ Video
January 29, 2014
Of course the part of his bio that currently has tongues wagging is just unfolding.Soon All Your Best Facebook Friends Will Be Robots
December 17, 2013
Her bio stats appear line by line on screen, while she sits calmly gazing at the camera.Meretz Appeals To Smart Secular Women
January 17, 2013
The bio is being serialized in the (paywalled) London Times.Queen's Olympic Bond Stunt Kept Secret From Other Royals
October 31, 2012
I reserve for myself the command of the army of the Bio Bio.
But the Bio Bio had to be crossed, and there lay the difficulty.
"The bio team stole all the weapons," MacFarland said without preamble.The Unprotected Species
The bio- and psycho-sciences were completely outside his field.Naudsonce
H. Beam Piper
The botanist helped Cleve and me set up the bio kit, and he confirmed Cleve's guess.Tabby
- short for biography
before a vowel bi-
- indicating or involving life or living organismsbiogenesis; biolysis
- indicating a human life or careerbiography; biopic
Word Origin and History for bio
short for biography, attested from 1961.
word-forming element, from Greek bio-, comb. form of bios "one's life, course or way of living, lifetime" (as opposed to zoe "animal life, organic life"), from PIE root *gweie- "to live" (cf. Sanskrit jivah "alive, living;" Old English cwic "alive;" Latin vivus "living, alive," vita "life;" Middle Persian zhiwak "alive;" Old Church Slavonic zivo "to live;" Lithuanian gyvas "living, alive;" Old Irish bethu "life," bith "age;" Welsh byd "world"). Equivalent of Latin vita. The correct usage is that in biography, but in modern science it has been extended to mean "organic life."
- Life; living organism:biology.
- Biology; biological:biophysics.